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Haida Dog Salmon – Skaagi
‘Haida Dog Salmon – Skaagi’ by Bill Reid – First Nations Northwest Coast Haida art presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.
Condition: Print was professionally restored for overall cleaning for yellowing of the paper. Print is in excellent condition.
Description by Artist: No description by artist found.
Notes from DaVic Gallery: The salmon is the main food source for the people of the Pacific Northwest, and the Haida people considered themselves “Salmon people.” According to legend, salmons are humans with eternal life. In springtime, the people dress in salmon disguises to feed the villagers and after consumption the villagers throw the skeleton back in the ocean, so the spirits would rise again and change back into human form. Therefore, the salmon is to be respected because it is both human and spirit.
— Source: Bill Reid Foundation. (2009). The raven’s call theravenscall.ca