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• BODY ART: MARKS OF IDENTITY. AMNH, NEW YORK, NY. November 1999 - May 2000
Exhibition Label: Mask with salmon pattern. Wood, cedar inner bark, vegetable fiber, paint. Gitksan. Late 19th-early 20th century. Salmon was a staple resource used by the native people of the Pacific Northwest. The fish were believed to be supernatural beings who lived in their own longhouses under the sea.
• FROM THE LAND OF THE TOTEM POLES. JONAITIS, ALDONA. 1988
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