Gikamł dłu K´aldayu - Chief’s Mask & Copper Breaker
The Gikamł represents a male Dzunuk´wa or Giant of the Forest. There are two types of Dzunuk´wa masks: one for dancing, which is most often female, and another that is not danced, but, presented by Chiefs to indicate their status and wealth. This dagger with a Dzunuk´wa face is a copper breaker, it is used to ceremonially break a copper shield.
Owner (mask): Kwaxala’nukwame’, Amos Dawson, Mamalilikala (Village Island)
Owner (breaker): Hiłamas, “Captain John” Speck, Ławit´sis (Turnour Island)