Kwakiutl

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  • Kwakiutl Tribal Mask of the Pacific Northwest Essay

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    The Kwakiutl Indian tribe existed before the discovery of North America by the European culture and inhabited the coast of the Pacific Northwest of the United States and British Columbia in Canada. The tribe is rich in tradition and culture and has remained steadfast in their beliefs, history, teachings and artisan skills which have been passed down generation to generation. The artisans in the Kwakiutl tribe mastered the art of creating special ceremonial masks that are not only beautiful and aesthetically

  • The Kwakiutl Of The North Pacific Coast

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    The Kwakiutl of The North Pacific Coast is a group that encompases many distinct and extraordinary aspects of a North American native culture. Setting The Kwakiutl mainly reside in the geographical region of the North Pacific Coast. Stretching along the coast of present day British Columbia. This area begins near the southern border of Alaska; from the Juan de Fuca Strait and extends down south to Yakutat Bay. This region is overlaid with a diverse landscape that has greatly impacted the Kwakiutl

  • Summary Of Ruth Benedicts'sThe Patterns Of Culture

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    Patterns of Culture", He describes the grieving habits of the Kwakiutl Indians that reside in the Pacific North West. When someone passes away in the tribe, the members affected by the tragedy grieve in a specific way. The tribe members take all their grievance in their hearts and convert it into anger, which leads them to lash out at anyone they please. This lashing out can go to the extreme of even killing people. It does not matter to the Kwakiutl tribe if the party chosen is guilty or not. The tribe

  • Franz Boas : Cultural Anthropology Essay

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    Born and brought up Jewish in Germany during a very antisemitic time, Franz Boas was a successful student, earning his doctorate at a fairly young age and holding an academic position in Berlin. However, in 1886 Boas found himself in New York after having participated in several ethnographic studies in Canada. He decided to remain in New York for several reasons, the main one being that it kept him close to the North American Indians and Inuit who were the peoples most fascinating to him. In 1899

  • Evolution Of Indian Reservations

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    and the difference between a tribe in the past to now in the present. From the start the Kwakiutls lived in villages of rectangular cedar-plank homes with bark roofs. These houses were as large as 100 feet long and held several families from the same clans up to about 50 people. Nowadays old-fashioned buildings are similar to these but are only used for ceremonial reasoning not for everyday shelter. The Kwakiutls restored to living in reservations neglecting their own traditional values. Reserves belong

  • Totem Poles

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    They had no fully developed totem pole” (“Bella Coola” American History). “The Kwakiutl were artists. Even in utilitarian items, visual art was joined with rhetoric, mythology, and performance art to glorify the kin groups. Wooden objects, such as massive house posts, totem and commemorative poles (non aboriginal), masks, rattles, feast dishes, and other objects used for crest displays were carved and/or painted” (“Kwakiutl” American History). When other cultures think of Native Americans, part of

  • How Morality is Culturally Relative Essay example

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    How Morality is Culturally Relative Abstract Within this world that we live in, there is an enormous amount of people. Each of these people belongs to different cultures and societies. Every society has traits and customs that make it unique. These societies follow different moral codes. This means that they will may have different answers to the moral questions asked by our own society. What I am trying to say is that every society has a different way of analyzing and dealing with life's events

  • Northwest Coast Tribes

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    Northwest Coast Tribal Masks This paper describes the Sea Bear Transformation Mask, created by Don Svanvik in 2000, and how it reflects Northwest Coast Indian art and culture, specific to the Kwakiutl tribe. A transformation mask is a large mask with hinged shutters that, when open, reveal another mask. Audrey and Alan Bleviss gave this mask to the Montclair Art Museum in 2005. The medium consists of red cedar, cedar bark, copper, pigment, and string. In the Montclair Art Museum, the mask is displayed

  • Human Nature And How Social Surroundings Play A Large Role On Human Development Essay

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    For over the past centuries Aboriginal people have endured a long history of suffering due too detrimental effects of Western society; in their attempt to culturally assimilate which has caused catastrophic consequences within aboriginal individuals and communities as a whole. The extent and persistence of settler’s society inflicted on indigenous people have severely disrupted the culture and have left traumatic scarring. The traumatic events that the indigenous people have experienced, have left

  • Essay on Northwest Coast Tribal Art

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    Northwest Coast Tribal Masks This paper describes the Sea Bear Transformation Mask, created by Don Svanvik in 2000, and how it reflects Northwest Coast Indian art and culture, specific to the Kwakiutl tribe. A transformation mask is a large mask with hinged shutters that, when open, reveal another mask. Audrey and Alan Bleviss gave this mask to the Montclair Art Museum in 2005. The medium consists of red cedar, cedar bark, copper, pigment, and string. In the Montclair Art Museum, the mask is displayed

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