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Tlingit War Helmet Tlingit helmets had carved spirit, ancestor or clan crest figures that spiritually protected and empowered warriors for battle. Only outstanding warriors or leaders wore such.

Native American Mask - Northwest USA

A Wide Moon mask depicting the four stages of the moon, as well as the ebb and flood tides. The moon serves as one of the Native American symbols in the First Nations Kwakwaka’wakw culture. This moon mask is carved from red cedar and has copper inlays.

Daxdaxalulaml - Owl Mask (large version)

A showcase of potlatch masks from the U'mista Cultural Centre, and the stories and creatures they represent.

Haida, British Columbia, Canada.  Beaver Mask  The Haida held a set of beliefs about the way the human world interacted with the natural and supernatural worlds. Shared concepts incl: curing the sick, ensuring supply of fish/game, influencing weather. Among the Haida the masks were used mostly by members of secret societies in dances to represent wild spirits or animals.

Beaver Mask The Haida held a set of beliefs about the way the human world interacted with the natural and supernatural worlds. Shared concepts incl: curing the sick, ensuring supply of fish/game, influencing weather.

Don Yeomans, still got it!

Thunderbird Spirit Mask by Don Yeomans, Haida artist

Dance Mask by Richard Lawton

Dance Mask by Richard Lawton

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