Long ago there lived a Coyote, Jack rabbit and a Bluejay. “Tomorrow let us grind our corn” said Blue jay. Old Coyote woman overheard and being very proud of her strength challenged them to see who could grind the most. Jack rabbit smiled at Blujay and let Coyote woman win and grind all the corn. Legend from theTiwa village of Picuris, New Mexico.
23”Hx 10”W x1212”Hx 8”W $2300.00 SOLD
The Animal people came to Coyote and complaining that a monster in the Columbia River was eating anyone who ventured near the river. Coyote consulted his two sisters the Huckleberries, and came up with a plan.When Coyote captures the monster he makes one request. “You must promise to stop eating the animal people. You may eat one every now and then.” Legends of the Pacific North West
24”Hx15”Wx13” $1800 SOLD
Kateri was the daughter of a Christian Algonquin Native American in what is now upstate New York. She was orphaned at a young age, both parents died of small poxs. When she was 15yrs Kateri was kidnapped and married offto a pagan chief of the Mohawks. The tribe was not accepting of her Christian beliefs. Kateri left the tribe and walked over two hundred miles through the wilderness to a Jesuit settlement. She than pledged her life to Jesus and administered to the sick and poor. In 1980 was sainted by the Catholic church.
18”Hx 10”Wx8” $925.00 SOLD
Long ago mountains and stars were living beings. In the Olympic mountains in Washington, one such mountain was called Dosewallips. He was a Chief among the mountains. He had two wives who fought . These two peaks could be seen tossing lighting back and forth. His wife Rainier decided to leave. She filled her basket with salmon and plants, and then moved to the other side of Puget Sound. As she crossed the Skokomish River, Rainier dropped pieces of salmon. Ever since the salmon have run the Skokomish. Duwamish Tribe Olympia Washington.
23H”x12”Wx14” $1200.00 SOLD
The well dipper
Has been ensnared
I will borrow water
Chiyo composed her first haiku at the age of seven. She became well known in the poetic circles. In 1774 she was ordained a Buddhist monk. She was able to continue to travel and create her poetry. Considered to be her most famous poem, it is the subject of this sculpture of “Chiyo-Ni”