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ISBN:0806120398
Author: William N. Fenton
ISBN13: 978-0806120393
Title: The False Faces of the Iroquois (Civilization of the American Indian Series)
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Language: English
Category: Social Sciences
Publisher: Univ of Oklahoma Pr; First Edition edition (June 1, 1987)
Pages: 522

The False Faces of the Iroquois (Civilization of the American Indian Series) by William N. Fenton



Series: Civilization of the American Indian Series (Book 178). Paperback: 560 pages. Publisher: Univ of Oklahoma Pr (February 1, 1991). He mentions that with the revival of the Iroquois religious culture, non-indians are no longer allowed to join the false face society and no longer allowed to witness the False Face society rituals as Fenton himself had been once allowed to see. So I doubt you could get a better book on this subject since Fenton and his father and grandfather had collected artifacts from their farm whle plowing the fields in NY and they knew several members of the Iroquois and had collected some of the masks themselves

Home All Categories Health & Fitness Beauty, Grooming & Style Books The False Faces of the Iroquois (Civilization of the American Indian Series). ISBN13: 9780806122946. The False Faces of the Iroquois. by William N. Fenton and Museum of the American Indian. Fenton, William N. University of Oklahoma Press, 1990. Good condition; shows a bit of shelf wear, but nothing problematic. Please contact me with any questions. All the best, Watson.

William Nelson Fenton was an American scholar and writer known for his extensive studies of Iroquois history and culture. A graduate of Dartmouth College, he earned a doctorate in anthropology from Yale University in 1937. Over the course of his career, Fenton worked as an ethnologist with the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American EthnologyDuring his career, director of the New York State M William Nelson Fenton was an American scholar and writer known for his extensive studies of Iroquois history and culture

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The False Face Society is probably the best known of the medicinal societies among the Iroquois, especially for its dramatic wooden masks. The masks are used in healing rituals which invoke the spirit of an old hunch-backed man. Those cured by the society become members. The National Museum of the American Indian in Washington . has returned many items of significant importance, including masks, and is still in the process of returning others. The Onondaga Chief Tadadaho issued a statement online in 1995 about the Haudenosaunee policies regarding masks. These policies prohibit the sale, exhibition or representation in pictures of the masks to the public. (March 1991). False Faces of the Iroquois. University of Oklahoma Press.

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ISBN: 0-8061-2039-8 Bid last and own this copy of the rare and hard to find standard work on the false faces of the Iroquois. Iroquois Corn Husk False Face Mask. XX The Poems Of Percy Bysshe Shelley, Easton Press.

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Reviews: 6
wanderpool
great for for artists/ Present for husband who is a false face society carver. He loves this . Some of his masks are in it.
ᴜɴɪᴄᴏʀɴ
very good
Ferne
Unfortunately, the copy that I purchased from a seller here did NOT have the front and back cover, nor was it stated as such in their post. So buyer-beware. Regardless, I had seen this book from a friend, and it is a good resource. I don't necessarily agree with all that's in here, but overall, for the size, and pictures, it's a keeper.
Arith
Just bought a sign copy by the author of this book for $90. at the former Myopic Books, now named the Paper Nautilus in East Providence, RI. To me I am interested in wooden masks and mask making and it seems to be every thing I need it is loaged with photos color and Black and white photos drawing and photos on how the masks are made and photos showing how the masks were made by noted Iroquois mask makers.
The book also show the important characteristics of compostion of what makes the different kinds of masks. It is loaded with information on how to make the ritual rattls, how the cerimonies were conducted and the author knew several of the mask makers and had intamet detailed information of the cermonies and rituals. He mentions that with the revival of the Iroquois religious culture, non-indians are no longer allowed to join the false face society and no longer allowed to witness the False Face society rituals as Fenton himself had been once allowed to see.
So I doubt you could get a better book on this subject since Fenton and his father and grandfather had collected artifacts from their farm whle plowing the fields in NY and they knew several members of the Iroquois and had collected some of the masks themselves. Fentons life long studies and personal friendship with some of the maskmakers and thier familes has allowed him information that is no longer available.
Shakar
This is an exhaustive, classic ethnological study. The author is a Ph.D. from Yale, who at the time of publication (1987) served as a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at SUNY/Albany. The book is a 522 page tome that covers all aspects of false face masks, from carving through use. In addition to providing 24 color and more than 200 B&W photos of wooden and cornhusk masks, the author classifies the types of masks he has observed, describes the personages who the masks represent, and documents rituals in which he has seen the masks used. Ritual songs and positions of maskers during ceremonies are cataloged in the book.
As you might expect, accessories of maskers including rattles (turtle and bark) are not only shown in photographs, but are described with details that include rattle construction. A scholarly treatment of a subject with mystical and religious meaning to some.
Zargelynd
Fenton's work is the basis for your sojourn into the False Face Society. His classification of masks based on prominent features such as the nose, mouth, presence of forehead ridges is the foundation for anyone wishing to understand these magnificant cultural pieces. It is not bedside reading; rather, it requires a quick perusal to familiarize yourself with masks. As you study, hold, or look at another mask you will dive deeper and deeper into Fenton's tome.