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Paul Kane Watercolour - Ojibwe Cermonial Drum
Painted Cree Frame Drum
Cedar Box Drum
Frame Drum with 2 Snares
Octagonal Painted Frame Drum
Butterfly Painted Frame Drum
Ojibwe Frame Drum
Cedar Log Drum
Raven Wolf Drum
Halibut Drum
Dzunukwa Mask
Kwigwis Mask
Bakwas Mask
Deaf Man Mask
Nulamal Mask
Crooked Beak Mask
Baxbakwalanuksiwe Mask
Owl Mask
Ancestor Mask
Xwi Xwi Mask

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Bak'was
Kwakwaka'wakw First Nation UCC-80.01.13 The Bak?was is a supernatural creature who takes away drowned people. He has the power to hypnotize if one were to look into his eyes. He is said to be very shy and skeletal in form with hair covering his body. Bak'was can appear in both the T'seka and D'uwalaxa (also called Peace-Dances). The Bak'was dancer in the D'uwalaxa will enter through the front door signifying he came from the beach.


About Drums
Stories
Drum Culture Travel the map from the Plains to the Northwest forests to discover the origins of the many different drums of the First Nations.
The Earth World
Tailfeather Woman
Crow Water
Building a Drum Learn how to make the basic frame drum of the Aboriginal Nations.
The Creation The Ojibwe creation story richly illustrated.

 

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