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Ceremonial dance

Image depicts the interior of a big house, possibly at Alert Bay, BC. People are dressed in regalia and a ceremonial dance seems to be in progress.

Inside the big house

Image depicts the interior of a big house, possibly at Alert Bay, BC. People are dressed in regalia and some kind of event is in progress.

Ceremonial performance

Image depicts several people involved in a performance. A female plays the drum. A male, clad in a bathing suit and regalia, dances on his knee. Another man wearing a headdress, stands at the back of the photo. Spectators are also visible in this outdoor scene.

Woman dancing

Image depicts a woman wearing wearing a mix of western clothing and regalia dancing outdoors. Several other woman can be seen dancing behind her. Spectators watch the dance as well.

Man dancing

Image depicts a man dancing outdoors. He wears swim trunks and regalia and is accompanied by two male drummers standing behind him. Spectators stand in the background.

Upright Stones

Photograph of what Maude has identified as upright stones used in certain A:shiwi (Zuni) ceremonies. In the same inscription, Maude writes that the photograph also shows an man throwing sacred corn meal to the north.

Squirrel Dance

Image features Norman performing his squirrel dance on top of the canoe log. A family member wearing a button blanket with his back to the camera is beating a skin drum.

Squirrel Dance

A Tait family member wearing a button blanket watches Norman perform his squirrel dance on top of canoe log.

Squirrel Dance

A Tait family member wearing a button blanket watches Norman crouched on top of canoe log performing his squirrel dance.

Unidentified man, pole raising, Haida Gwaii

Image taken at a pole raising ceremony in Masset. The pole was carved by Robert Davidson, Jr. This image is a portrait of a man wearing what appears to be a ceremonial headdress. The man is not identified, but it is likely Chief Weah (Willie Mathews).

Anthony Carter

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