VHS video
In The Land of the War Canoes - A Drama of Kwakiutl Life in the Northwest (1914)

Written and photographed by Edward S. Curtis.
Re-released in 1992 by Milestone Film & Video.

Originally entitled In the Land of the Headhunters. Curtis retells a tribal story of love and revenge among the Kwakiutl Indians of Vancouver Island, featuring wonderful native costumes, carvings, dancing and rituals. In 1972 the only surviving print of this film was carefully restored by Bill Holm, George Quimby and David Gerth, and an original score of music and chants was recorded by the Kwakiutl themselves. 47 minutes. $42.


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