954  - Great Whale

The Pacific Northwest Nootka Indian had great mastery of the environment.  This is dramatically portrayed in the contest with the leviathan when the chief vindicated his name and, at the same time, fed his people by hunting and killing the great whale from his sea-going canoe.

           

                                     H. 40 1/2"  W. 47 "

Woodcock, George.  Peoples of the Coast: The Indians of the Pacific Northwest.  Indiana University Press, 1977 pp. 114, 115.

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