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Franz Boas posing for the Hamat’sa life group figures

Franz Boas posing for figure in US National Museum exhibit entitled "Hamats'a coming out of a secret room", 1895 or before.

 

Notations on back: "U.S.N.M. Rept. (1895) Plate 29 Hamats'a coming out of secret room," and "Kwakiutl Indian ceremony for expelling cannibals."

 

See also:

Aaron Glass, "On the Circulation of Ethnographic Knowledge" (Material World Blog).

 

Alice Beck Kehoe, "Boas as Hamatsa: Appropriate for the Medal for Exemplary Service to Anthropology Award?", Anthropology News, February 2006, Vol. 47, No. 2, pp. 4-5.

 

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Taken sometime in 1894