This penetrating and decorative cube showcases examples of traditional and modern Native Alaskan masks, made for use in dances and ceremonials. The masks represented humans, animals or spirits, or combinations of the three. Ceremonies often honor the spirits and encourage future prosperity. The cube includes examples from a number of different native Alaskan tribes including the Yupâ€™ik, Aleut, Athabascan, Alutiiq and Inupiat. Groups had their own traditions, but within them are regional styles and conventions for representing important elements. Each mask is explained on the illustrated storycard.