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This rattle is shaped like a raven. A raven is identified in Northwest Coast art by its
long, straight protruding beak. This rattle may have been used to emphasize important points
in ceremonies. On the raven's back is a human figure, his tongue is joined to the beak
of another bird, symbolizing communication between them and the close relationship between
humans and animals.
Haida and Tlingit tribal web site: http://www.tlingit-haida.org/