November, 1898. Pages 25-128 of text plus 7 pages of drawings of 93 masks and 7 pages of text descriptions of the masks. folio size, 11" x 14" Item #3852
Published well over a century ago, this wonderful study has more than passed the test of time.This classic study of Bella Coola mythology and its development, individual Bells Coola villages and their traditions, and the traditions of their mythological animals remains one of the seminal studies of this people. This report also deals with the rich masking tradition of the Bella Coola, and it illustrates more of their masks--ninety-three--than appear in any other publication.