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Kwakiutl Indians Counting Blankets
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Hastings, Oregon Columbus
Boas, Franz 1858-1942
United States National Museum
5 x 7;
Vancouver Island (B.C.)
Taken during an expedition led by anthropologist Franz Boas to study the culture of the Kwakiutl, indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest.
Kwakiutl Indians counting blankets to be distributed at a potlatch ceremony at Fort Rupert, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, during the winter ceremonial season, known as Tsetseka.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. 11-006, Box 011, Image No. MAH-3921
Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
Indians of North America
SIA Acc. 11-006 [MAH-3921]
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