View of north side of the Potlatch Gallery, ceremonial regalia mounted along the wall to the right of the viewer. Image shows a section of the north side of the Potlatch Gallery in which a speaker’s staff, a dzunakwa mask, four mourning masks and two copper shields are displayed. Image of a corner of the Potlatch Gallery close to the entrance View of the entrance wall at the east end of the Potlatch Gallery.

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T´seka - Red Cedar Bark Ceremony

Potlatches today include two series of dances. The first series is called the T´seka or Red Cedar Bark Ceremony and it is the most sacred. All dancers in the T´seka wear cedar-bark in the form of headpieces, skirts, neck-rings, bracelets, or anklets depending on the dance. Sometimes researchers can identify unknown masks by the use of cedar-bark. Cedar-bark is never used in the Tła’sala or Peace Dances.

Look at the dancers in the film – can you tell who is dancing in the T´seka?