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White Deerskin Dance

Photo ID

1999.12.0025

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Type

image

Region

00 - Location not specified.

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Notes

copy 1: 4x5 in, b & w, photographic negative; copy 1: 8x10 in, b & w, photoprint

Comments

One of the Tribal dances of the Klamath River Indians. The white deerskin, coming from an albino deer is very rare and held at great value among the Indians. With the skin on a long stick, they go through their dance, which is their prayer for high water in the river, so that the fish may come up to them from the ocean. 1898.:

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