Living History Performance
Experience magnificent Northwest Coast masks as they come to life in the glimmering firelight of a Kwakwaka’wakw ceremonial house. The Lelooska Family shares the songs, dances, stories, and masks which display the rights, crests, and privileges bestowed on them by the late Chief James Aul Sewid. Chief Tsungani carries on the traditions of his brother, the late Chief Lelooska, performing with other family members in Ariel, Washington, 31 miles northeast of Portland, Oregon.
The performance you will witness was
developed by Chief Lelooska, Chief James Aul Sewid and tribal elders to share the history and culture of the Kwakwaka’wakw people. The Lelooska Foundation has sponsored these programs since 1977.