‘Fisher Harbour‘ Mishmountain by First Nations Ojibwe artist James Simon Mishibinijima – Original Woodland Art style painting presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts
Condition: No condition to report.
Description by Artist: Mishmountain “Fisher Harbour” — “During the time of the Hudson Fur trade in the 1700s, native people traded furs for blanket and tool ware. It was in the blankets that carried measles and chickenpox, and medicine men didn’t know what they were up against. The only way to purify anything is to burn it, so this great Island called the Manitoulin was burnt to the ground to rid disease they didn’t know, and people returned to the mainland. Before the crossed into the mainland a child spirit or body was placed on Squaw Island which is known and changes in 2004 to Fisher Harbor. This spirit child to protect Manitoulin for one day people will return and today a child’s cry can be heard on that island.” – James Mishibinijima
Notes from DaVic Gallery: Earth is alive, mountains are alive and anthropomorphized. Mountains lay and sleep while accumulating and safekeeping stories, legends, experiences and they are forever keepers of all these secrets and knowledge. Only the few see, only the few willing to see and receive the teachings. Seven are teachings, four are the roots growing. Truly deep and evocative painting by James Mishibinijima presenting to the world deep knowledge that the earth holds.
Tags: First Nations Art collectors; First Nations Art; Indigenous Art; Native Art; Woodland Art, Ojibwe Art, Anishinaabe Art
Related: Sacred Ground, Tree of Life, Understandings, Black Stone, Blueberry Hill, Dreamer’s Cove, Dreamer’s Rock, Little La Cloche, Logan Bay, Wolf Creek, Little Squaw, Philip Edward Island
References: Native Art In Canada, Anishinaabeg Bimaadiziwin, Native Art In Canada