The Story of the Masks

Creator(s): U'mista Cultural Society

Native masks are explored and the stories of the creatures they represent are explained. Visit the Story of the Masks exhibit and learn about the culture and ceremonies behind both the Native masks and the people of the Northwest Coast. Learn the significance of the Potlatch and the role it played in the Kwakwaka'wakw society, and what happened when the Canadian government outlawed it in 1885. The Story of the Masks showcases a number of native masks and explains their importance in Native societies.

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