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     The Native American “masks” had many and varied purposes, from entertainment to spiritual and/or medicinal purpose.  Many Tribes believe/believed that when a person donned certain masks for specified ceremonies or rituals, the actual spirit of the animal depicted entered the individual wearing it and thus the individual was able to share this creatures power to some degree, be it strength, purpose, wisdom, and the like. ~ Snow Owl

Native Expressions-Becky Olvera Schultz
www.native-expressions.com

Native American Masks & Other Works Inspired by Indigenous Peoples of the Americas  

7 PICTURES TOTAL

Also see Becky's New Website-Powwow Power

The Legacy, Ltd. – 
Contemporary and Historical Northwest Coast Indian Art:

www.thelegacyltd.com

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PORTRAIT MASK-TOM PATTERSON-NUU-CHAH-NULTH

BOW-ISH-ORIGIN OF MOSQUITOS-COREY MORAES-TSIMSHIAN

BEAR-DAVID A. BOXLEY-TSIMSHIAN

KILLER WHALE HUNTER-GREG COLFAX-MAKAH

PORTRAIT MASK
TOM PATTERSON
NUU-CHAH-NULTH

BOW-ISH
ORIGIN OF MOSQUITOS
COREY MORAES
TSIMSHIAN
BEAR
DAVID A.  BOXLEY
TSIMSHIAN
KILLER WHALE HUNTER
GREG COLFAX
MAKAH

MOON PHASES-"4 PHASES OF THE MOON"-KEN HUMPERVILLE-CREE

BELLA-BELLA WILDMAN-CALVIN HUNT-KWAKWAKA'WAKW

DZUNUKWA MASTHEAD-DON SVANVIK-KWAKWAKA'WAKW

THUNDERBIRD SUN-JOE WILSON-KWAKWAKA'WAKW

MOON PHASES
"4 PHASES OF THE MOON"
KEN HUMPERVILLE
CREE

BELLA-BELLA WILDMAN
CALVIN HUNT
KWAKWAKA'WAKW

DZUNUKWA MASTHEAD
DON SVANVIK
KWAKWAKA'WAKW

THUNDERBIRD SUN
JOE WILSON
KWAKWAKA'WAKW

SUPERNATURAL COD FISH-GARY PETERSON-KWAKWAKA'WAKW

SISIUTL HEADDRESS-ANTHONY DAWKINS-KWAKWAKA'WAKW

OLD LADY-GLEN RABENA

BLUE JAY-ANDY PETERSON WILBUR-SKOKOMISH

SUPERNATURAL 
COD FISH
GARY PETERSON
KWAKWAKA'WAKW

SISIUTL HEADDRESS
ANTHONY DAWKINS
KWAKWAKA'WAKW

OLD LADY
GLEN RABENA

BLUE JAY
ANDY PETERSON WILBUR
SKOKOMISH

Black Arrow Indian Art:  
www.blackarrowindianart.com

Very, very nice site.  The artist, shown here, is one fine multi-talented person!  You need to go to the site to really appreciate it, the other artists there, and Cindy Jo!

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Agayuliyararput: Our Way of Making Prayer:  www.si.umich.edu/CHICO/yupik/yupik.html  

This is an extremely educational site.  If you have real interest in learning Northwest/Alaskan Indians, then you need to get into this site! It pertains to the Yup’ik Eskimo of Alaska.  You won’t be sorry you did!

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Inglukellriik kegginaquq

 

Inglukellriik kegginaquq – this type of mask appears as abstract face from one angle and an animal from another – circa 1890

 

Pitarkallruak kegginaquq

Pitarkallruak kegginaquq –  Yukon Mask - Grizzly Bear Masks, originally had feathers around upper rim – date unknown

Uiluruak kegginaquq

Uiluruak kegginaquq – Yukon Mask – Yualle Resak Kinakok (pretend clam mask)

Carayaguaq kegginaquq

Carayaguaq kegginaquq – Lower Yukon Mask – Monster Whale Eater Mask

THE LOST WARRIORS-Spider Tattooz
www.thelostwarriors.com

This artist has just come to my our attention. There is far more than the just masks on his website, so make sure you look around. With the prices of these masks, we can enjoy and appreciate them in our own homes!
~Stone Woman

Below are Spider's words about how he makes his masks.

" I create these masks from actual photographs and research their backgrounds. Each mask has a date and a name, and thus no two masks are exactly alike. The materials I use are indicative of each tribal culture. The feathers and ornaments are from the tribe's origin; each adornment tells a story. I research the face paintings from The Complete Indian Customs Encyclopedia, so every mask is a true replication of the Native American it embodies.

Each mask is made from deer buckskin or pigskin and adorned with French cut glass, turquoise, and bone pipe. I use only authentic materials to create these masks. After I complete each mask, I cleanse and purify it in the ancient blessing rites of a smudging session.

I hope you appreciate these masks as much as I enjoy creating them."

~ Spider

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BUFFALO DANCER

KICKING BIRD

RED HAWK

     

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TALL BEAR

WANDERING BULL &
LEANING TREE

CHIEF JACK RED CLOUD

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