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In Search of the Hamat'sa: A Tale of Headhunting

Glass, Aaron
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.

In Search of the Hamat'sa: A Tale of Headhunting / by Aaron Glass.

[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014.

Title from title frames.

Originally produced by Documentary Educational Resources in 2004.

Mode of access: World Wide Web.

In English, Subtitles in English.

Glass, Aaron, film director.; Alfred, Wayne, contributor.; Cranmer, Andrea, contributor.; Cranmer, Barbara, contributor.; Wasden, William, Jr., contributor.

Kanopy (Firm)

Watertown, MA : Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2004
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