Hamatsa Emerging From The Woods — Koskimo

Hamatsa Emerging From The Woods — Koskimo

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From Edward Curtis’ Field Notes:

“While the singers are practising in the woods…the master of ceremonies…has ordered them to ‘save our great friend,’ – in other words, to rescue the hamatsa initiate from Pahpaqalanohsiwi by catching him and exorcising the supernatural madness that possesses him.” – Edward S. Curtis

Volume 10, The Kwakiutl, 1915. Plate facing page 172.

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