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Title
Whale ceremonial, Clayoquot
William Smith Mason Collection of Western Americana
Alternative Title
Volume 11, plate 370
Creator
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
Publication Information
E. S. Curtis (Seattle); The University Press (Cambridge, Mass)
Honnold Mudd Library. Special Collections
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
West-ography, re-imaging the West
Rights Information
For more information on copyright or permissions for this image, please contact Honnold Mudd Library Special Collections at https://library.claremont.edu/scl/
Description
Before daring to practice his dangerous art, the whaler subjects himself to a long and rigorous course of ceremonial purification in order to render himself pleasing to the spirit whale. He bathes frequently, rubs his body vigorously with hemlock sprigs, dives, and imitates the movements of a whale.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
wor00284.tif
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll8/id/284
Language
English
Subject
Clothing and dress
Rites and ceremonies
Photogravure
Native Americans
Nootka Indians
Landscape photography
Landscapes
Coasts
Source
Photogravure, 18.25 x 22.25 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.11 plates, William Smith Mason Collection of Western Americana, Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library
Relation
West-ography, re-imaging the West - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll8

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