Local American Masks

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Local American Covers. Sara Daley and Ashley Rimmel

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Local American Masks Sara Daley and Ashley Rimmel – RE 215 http://www.snowwowl.com/pictures/jumearticles/namasks/laughingowllg.jpg

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What do we consider covers? What do Native Americans think about covers?

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Background Have been utilized since old circumstances Spiritual, recuperating, excitement Contemporary uses vary from recorded uses http://www.snowwowl.com/pictures/a1.jpg

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Materials Varied from tribe to tribe, district to locale Depicted creatures, individuals, or spirits Indians on the Northwest drift: Used red cedar Made three distinct sorts of covers Simple face veil Mechanical veil Transformation veil

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Simple, Animal Mask The owl in Kwakwaka'wakw legend speaks to the shrewd one and is a delivery person. http://www.hickerphoto.com/local american-covers 7783-pictures.htm

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Simple, Portrait Mask Pugwis or Man of the Sea, a Kwakwaka'wakw undersea soul who is as a human. http://www.hickerphoto.com/local american-craftsmanship 7781-pictures.htm

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Meaning Masks were utilized as a part of social orders Potlatch services Native individuals hold that: Masks are living things Deities are available Wearer goes up against the forces of the creature It is a respect to be cut into a representation cover

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Seneca False Faces (gagosa) Found among numerous Iroquois individuals Worn by a general public of men at the "new year" and "corn" functions Bring forward the nearness of the 'terrible sibling' http://crustacean666.zoto.com/img/30/5e12e529e170403ff9e3bfda44a4e69c-.jpg

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Seneca False Faces (gagosa) Painted red, dark, or both Living basswood tree Distorted mouth and nose, hair Manifestations of spirits present in dreams

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View of reality Creation of people Fixed and everlasting reality. Why are they capable? Kwakiutl Masks

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Looking through the Mask: The Hopi Case Presenting starts Uninitiated can't think about veils. Once started, they are allowed to look through the eyeholes surprisingly. See from the eyeholes.

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Kachinas Purpose of Kachinas Three noteworthy functions: Soyal, Powamu and Home Dance

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Kachina Dolls: Purpose of the dolls http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqArkdf0XC0&feature=related