Item a043532 - Saatlsaach or Samiilth ceremony

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Saatlsaach or Samiilth ceremony

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  • Source of title proper: Supplied title supplied based on image contents and consultation provided by Ron Hamilton.

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  • [192-?] (Creation)

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A crowd observes what appears to be a Saatlsaach or Samiilth ceremony as indicated by the K’aanaatla, the two men in the central part of the image in a stooped posture with sheets running from their heads down the length of their backs. The K’aanaatla are mimicking wolves. They hold short sticks in each hand which represent the animals’ lower limbs and protect their hands from the barnacles and seashells on the beach.Behind them, an individual next to the tarp may have ts’iilthaen “eagle down” on his head.

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