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“Behind the Scenes: The Real Story of the Quileute Wolves” Exhibit Opens at The Smithsonian

Learn more about The Real Story of the Quileute Wolves exhibit which opened at the Smithsonian yesterday.

“Behind the Scenes: The Real Story of the Quileute Wolves” opens today at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. and will be on display through May 9, in the museum’s second-level Sealaska Gallery.  The exhibition brings together rare works of Quileute art as a counterpoint to the supernatural storyline depicted in the “Twilight” novels and movies.

While it seems that the intent of the exhibit is to explain the true history of the Quileute tribe, they do take “The Twilight Saga’s” impact on their culture into account.  Among the 23 objects showcased in the exhibit are replicas of items used in the ”Twilight” films include a paddle necklace worn by Tinsel Korey as Emily, a traditional Quileute hand drum that hangs in Emily’s house, a shell necklace of Olivella shells that was on the wall of her house and the dream catcher that Jacob gives to Bella as a gift.  In addition, tribal members and teens describe in interview the impact of “Twilight” during a 12-minute video in which the history and oral cultural traditions are discussed.

Read more at His Golden Eyes

Source: HGE

 

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