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After the wedding ceremony at the bride's village the party returns to the husband's home. The newly married pair stand on a painted "bride's seat" in the stern of the canoe, and the bridegroom's sister, or other relative, dances on a platform in the bow, while the men sing and rhythmically thump the canoes with the handles of their paddles.
Canoes and canoeing Clothing and dress Headdresses Kwakiutl Indians Native Americans Men's clothing Photogravure Portrait photography Portraits Rites and ceremonies Portraits, Group Coasts
Photogravure, 22.25 x 18.25 inches: The North American Indian; being a series of volumes picturing and describing the Indians of the United States, and Alaska, 970.6 C942 vol.10 plates, William Smith Mason Collection of Western Americana, Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library