Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Who made them, when they were given and what are some designs?
From the cite Alaska Native Culture: Sharing Knowledge, also states who made the stories. The fathers or sometime the grandfathers would make these story knives. These story knives were given to the young girls during Elriq, this is the Great Feast of the Dead. On these story knives were carvings. Theses carvings resembled the salmon, sea gulls, seals and other animals, but most of them were simple and plain. Then once the girl went through her first period or when she becomes a mother she would have to give the story knife away as with all of her other toys.