Chiefly Feasts – The Enduring Kwakiutl Potlatch

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1994-1995: Special Exhibitions Hall

(Borrowed from the American Museum of Natural History)

This exhibition celebrates the Kwakwaka'wakw potlatch tradition, which has maintained its vitality despite outside pressures. This exhibition features a vast display of extraordinary nineteenth and twentieth-century masks and other ceremonial creations, as well as photographs of nineteenth-century potlatch ceremonies.