Tlingit men in regalia, including a spruce-root crest hat with potlatch rings (center), Killer Whale crest hat (right) and Chilkat robes. Each man holds a Raven rattle. Courtesy of the Alaska State Library, Elbridge W. Merrill Photograph Collection, P57-022.
A rare Quinault shaman's ceremonial implement, Washington State. The Quinault Indians inhabited what is now the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State, living along the coast, and are a distinct group of people that comprise the larger Salish complex of tribes. The most striking examples of their sculptural traditions are found in their highly stylized 'power figures'
Ceremonial Copper 19th century Geography: United States, Alaska Culture: Tlingit Medium: Copper, paint Dimensions: H. 34 1/4 x W. 21 x D. 7/8 in. (87 x 53.3 x 2.2 cm) Classification: Metal-Implements Credit Line: The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979 - Chief George Kyan, Ketchikan, AK, 1880s–(d.)1955; by bequest to his family