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Whistle

Kwa_5.5.Whistle_hero

Exhibition Text

Whistle used in ceremonies by members of the secret society whose supernatural protector was the Cannibal Spirit. The sounds of whistles were thought to represent voices of supernatural beings.

Collection Information

Catalog No: 16 / 8412 Field No: 31
Culture: KWAKWAKA'WAKW, DZA'WADEENOX
Locale: BC, DZA'WADEENOX
Country: CANADA
Dimensions: L:27 W:9.5 [in CM]
Acquisition Year: 1901
Donor: HUNT, GEORGE

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