Friday, September 19, 2008

Northwest Indian Art In Movie

I saw the movie Johnny Tootall last night starring Adam Beach and it was quite good. It was based on a reserve on Vancouver Island.  Lots of Northwest Indian art, music and dancing were featured in the movie.  There were masks worn by dancers as well as button blankets plus totems throughout the film.  Two types of Northwest Indian art masks were seen, the flatter type that can be hung on a wall as well as the larger box-like versions which dancers wear on top of their heads.  It was a wonderful movie that showed a lot about Northwest Indian culture.

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