Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Edward Curtis on Prince Edward Island, 1914

Native American masks and costumes photographed on one trip in 1914, now in the Library of Congress. This is the mask of a Qagyuhl culture hero known as the Octopus Hunter, who kills a giant octopus in a famous tale.

This one is captioned, "Woman wearing a fringed Chilkat blanket, a hamatsa neckring and mask representing deceased relative who had been a shaman."

Qagyuhl dancers

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