On the west coast, the sides of boxes are made from a single board of cedar that has been curved and bent to form a container with but one seam. The use of the dish was an inherited privilege acquired by ancestral heroes in the course of legendary encounters with supernatural benefactors. In his vision, Iktomi, the great trickster and teacher of wisdom, appeared in the form of a spider.

A Shaman mask will often have a crown of Bear claws or Mountain Goat horns as a part of the ceremonial regalia. Mechanic Miner. In contemporary times, the Inukshuk was thought of as a direction marker on the vast, featureless tundra of the Arctic.

Totem Poles are usually erected at Potlatches gift giving ceremonies at which time they told stories pertaining to the crests displayed on the Pole, and the right of the family to claim the crests were publicly witnessed. Dollar bills: If the enemy could not afford to break a larger copper he was disgraced.