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Title
A Hesquiat maiden
William Smith Mason Collection of Western Americana
Alternative Title
Volume 11, plate 379
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
The girl wears the cedar-bark ornaments that are tied to the hair of virgins on the fifth morning of their puberty ceremony, as described in Volume XI, page 42. The fact that the girl who posed for this picture was the prospective mother of an illegitimate child caused considerable amusement to the native onlookers and to herself.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
wor00289.tif
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll8/id/289
Language
English
Subject
Blankets
Clothing and dress
Manners and customs
Native Americans
Nootka Indians
Photogravure
Portrait photography
Portraits
Women's clothing
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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