Indian warrior masks, artifacts on display at Crestview library

Published: Monday, April 29, 2013 at 12:11 PM.

"All the masks are copies of individuals who were dog warriors," Blackwood said. "They were the warriors who would stay behind and fight to their death while the rest of the tribe got away."

Some of the artifacts, including sitting or squatting effigies, represent Creek Indian history. Blackwood's extensive collection traces all eras of the nation, beginning around 300 A.D.

The library exhibit marks only the third time in 20 years that Blackwood has displayed pieces from his collection, which contains more than 100,000 original and recreated artifacts.

Want to go?

Romaneth Blackwood’s American Indian pottery, arrowheads and masks are on exhibit until April 30 at the Crestview Public Library.

Contact News Bulletin Arts & Entertainment Editor Brian Hughes at 850-682-6524 or Follow him on Twitter @cnbBrian.

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