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  • Haida Mask

    Haida Mask

    The Haida West Coast Nation from Haida Gwaii carved masks from cedar or alder wood and wore them at secret society ceremonies and potlach dances. A mask could represent spirits of the woods or tell a story. Perhaps a blue-green grimacing face is someone who just escaped drowning. Follow the links below for more information:…

  • Chinese Dragons

    Chinese Dragons

    “No, I would not want to live in a world without dragons, as I would not want to live in a world without magic, for that is a world without mystery, and that is a world without faith.” R.A. Salvatore, Streams of Silver Dragons feature in Chinese mythology, folklore and culture as symbols of  power, strength…

  • Tipi


    Until the mid 1800s indigenous people of the North American plains, bands and families, lived and sheltered in tipis. They constructed these conical dwellings from wooden poles and a covering made from bison hides sewn together. The indigenous people living on the plains were nomadic. Their survival depended on hunting bison and they had to…