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Chapter 4, Lesson 2: Of Art and Wood (pp. 70-75)

I. Totem Poles and Canoes


II. Special Ceremonies
    A. The Kwakiutl made objects of art to tell or act out stories during important ceremonies, such as weddings or births.

    B. A totem-pole raising was an important event in which the head of a family would tell stories about the family's past.

    C. During the winter months, the Kwakiutl villagers used carved and painted masks to tell stories in ceremonies and celebrations.


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