In search of the Hamat'sa a tale of headhunting

The Hamat'sa (or "Cannibal Dance") is the most important-and highly represented-ceremony of the Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl) people of British Columbia. This film traces the history of anthropological depictions of the dance and, through the return of archival materials to a First Na...

Full description

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Glass, Aaron
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Watertown, Mass. Documentary Educational Resources 2004, 2004
Series:Ethnographic video online, volume 1
Subjects:
Online Access:
Collection: Ethnographic Video Online Vol. 1 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Description
Summary:The Hamat'sa (or "Cannibal Dance") is the most important-and highly represented-ceremony of the Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl) people of British Columbia. This film traces the history of anthropological depictions of the dance and, through the return of archival materials to a First Nations community, presents some of the ways in which diverse attitudes toward this history inform current performances of the Hamat'sa
Item Description:Previously released on DVD.. - Title from resource description page (viewed Dec. 23, 2010). - Recorded in British Columbia, Canada
Physical Description:1 online resource (33 min.)