Kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw

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Ceremonial Regalia

Ceremonial Regalia

The Kwakwaka’wakw staged a series of elaborate religious dramas during the winter.

Winter Ceremonies

Winter Ceremonies

The Winter Ritual of the Kwakwaka’wakw was enacted by members of a secret society.

Clothing

Clothing

Kwakwaka’wakw clothes were the cedarbark garments common all over the Northwest Coast: capes and hats for protection from rain, robes for cold weather, and women’s aprons.

Utensils and Tools

Utensils and Tools

The knives were used for fine carving, an example of which is the beautifully decorated halibut club displayed here. 

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