Pacific Northwest coast cultures warned children against the Cannibal Woman, who would take them into her cabin in the woods and they would never be seen again. The idea was you shouldn't venture alone or bad things would happen to you, and serve you right.
In conclusion, a very jolly kind of character and useful, into the bargain.
Here she is sporting her mask and a traditional cedar fibre blanket over her shoulders, and carrying a basket full of naughty kids.
You can read more tales here:
http://books.google.es/books?id=IsyQu1kDK-kC&pg=PA65&lpg=PA65&dq=kwakiutl+tale+cannibal+woman&source=bl&ots=YHx1xaQ2Zn&sig=4L0cwQQl4YEFD1-KPiyImAyhs3E&hl=en&sa=X&ei=QVVQUumPDcrVtQbu04GwDA&ved=0CEkQ6AEwBg#v=onepage&q=kwakiutl%20tale%20cannibal%20woman&f=false

For the contest "British Columbia":
http://www.polyvore.com/british_columbia_canada_trip_65/contest.show?id=435094
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