Little Squaw

Art Type
Mishmountain, Painting, Tabletop
Mishmountains Tabletop
Original acrylic on canvas
Original Painting
Size (in)
Canvas (H x W x D): 8 x 8 x 2 in
Size (cm)
Canvas (H x W x D): 20 x 20 x 5 cm
No Framed
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Little Squaw‘ Mishmountain by First Nations Ojibwe artist James Simon Mishibinijima – Original Woodland Art style 2016 painting presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts

Condition:       No condition to report.

Description by Artist:     Mishmountain “Little Squaw Island” – “Little Squaw Island, renamed to Fisher Island in 2010 approximately, was in remembrance of Daphne Fisher Odjig, who played major part in this decision of renaming the island.  However, the legend shared remains that during the late 1600’s, it is said people who resided on Manitoulin Island abandoned this place because of measles and chickenpox. People decided relocating to the mainland and where Ojibwe Adawa Potawatomi came.  These nations from Manitoulin goes towards Florida- Odawa Potawatomi towards Salt Lake City and Ojibwe nation from Ottawa to Winnipeg.  When the people abandoned this sacred island called Home of the Great Manitou, a child spirit was placed on Little Squaw Island to watch over this island during absence of people, medicine men didn’t know what they were facing with because these diseases were so new, only way to purify something is by burning it and what they did to Manitoulin I heard many times over.”  James Simon 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.

Note that Grandfather Stones tabletops are used only for staging and are not included with purchase of Little Squaw.






Tags:  First Nations Art collectors; First Nations Art; Indigenous Art; Native Art; Woodland Art, Ojibwe Art, Anishinaabe Art
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