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About the Back Cover

About the Back Cover The mask on the back cover of this volume was collected around 1883 by ethnologist and explorer Johan Adrian Jacobsen, likely at Ft. Rupert, for the Berlin Museum. At the time, he identified it merely as a "Large black opening animal mask, a grinning black and white human face," suggesting that the inner face represented "Masmasmalanix," a culture hero of the Nuxalk (Bella Coola) people. The anthropologist Franz Boas made his own drawings of this mask (in its open and closed aspects) around 1886, which he took with him on his earliest fieldwork in an attempt to better identify it, though he does not seem to have had much success at this time. Prior to his 1894-1895 winter field trip to Ft. Rupert, Boas requested more detailed, fullcolor paintings from Albert Grünwedel, a curator and artist at the Berlin Museum. Likely on this trip, Boas recorded on the painting itself a number of notes, suggesting the mask belonged to a Hamshamt'sas privilege and depicts a Bear on the outside and Baxwbakwalanuxwsiwi' on the inside; indicating that the rights to the mask belonged to the "Lö'yalswiwe" (presumably the Loyalalawa 'na'mima, or kin group) of the Ma'amtagila Band (which he http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Manoa University of Hawai'I Press

About the Back Cover

Manoa , Volume 25 (1) – Jul 10, 2013

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The mask on the back cover of this volume was collected around 1883 by ethnologist and explorer Johan Adrian Jacobsen, likely at Ft. Rupert, for the Berlin Museum. At the time, he identified it merely as a "Large black opening animal mask, a grinning black and white human face," suggesting that the inner face represented "Masmasmalanix," a culture hero of the Nuxalk (Bella Coola) people. The anthropologist Franz Boas made his own drawings of this mask (in its open and closed aspects) around 1886, which he took with him on his earliest fieldwork in an attempt to better identify it, though he does not seem to have had much success at this time. Prior to his 1894-1895 winter field trip to Ft. Rupert, Boas requested more detailed, fullcolor paintings from Albert Grünwedel, a curator and artist at the Berlin Museum. Likely on this trip, Boas recorded on the painting itself a number of notes, suggesting the mask belonged to a Hamshamt'sas privilege and depicts a Bear on the outside and Baxwbakwalanuxwsiwi' on the inside; indicating that the rights to the mask belonged to the "Lö'yalswiwe" (presumably the Loyalalawa 'na'mima, or kin group) of the Ma'amtagila Band (which he

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