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[Three Karuk women] Lena Bommelyn, Pimm Allen and Lyn Risling

[Three Karuk women] Lena Bommelyn, Pimm Allen and Lyn Risling

The George family from Hoopa joined 25,000 other Native Americans on the National Mall to celebrate the opening of the newest Smithsonian: the National Museum of the American Indian. Merv George Sr., religious dance leader and keeper of the regalia for the Hupa tribe; Laura Lee George; two of their 12 grandchildren, Merv George III (behind) and Deja Rain George; and David Risling. 2004. LBD

The George family from Hoopa joined 25,000 other Native Americans on the National Mall to celebrate the opening of the newest Smithsonian: the National Museum of the American Indian. Merv George Sr., religious dance leader and keeper of the regalia for the Hupa tribe; Laura Lee George; two of their 12 grandchildren, Merv George III (behind) and Deja Rain George; and David Risling. 2004. LBD

The White Deerskin Dance is performed every other year and is used to pray for success in the gathering of fish, deer and other sustenance. LBD

The White Deerskin Dance is performed every other year and is used to pray for success in the gathering of fish, deer and other sustenance. LBD

The Yurok, whose name means “downriver people” in the neighboring Karuk language, are Native Americans who live in northwestern California near the Klamath River and Pacific coast. Today they live on the Yurok Indian Reservation, on several rancherias, or throughout Humboldt County.

The Yurok, whose name means “downriver people” in the neighboring Karuk language, are Native Americans who live in northwestern California near the Klamath River and Pacific coast. Today they live on the Yurok Indian Reservation, on several rancherias, or throughout Humboldt County.

Obsidian-bearer White Deerskin dance - Hupa (The North American Indian, v. XIII. Norwood, MA, The Plimpton Press, 1924)

Obsidian-bearer White Deerskin dance - Hupa (The North American Indian, v. XIII. Norwood, MA, The Plimpton Press)

Obsidian-bearer White Deerskin dance - Hupa (The North American Indian, v. XIII. Norwood, MA, The Plimpton Press, 1924)

karuk clothing | Salmon is Everything: Regalia and Clothing in General

karuk clothing | Salmon is Everything: Regalia and Clothing in General

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