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Totem Pole by James Bender at Pike Place Market (#72: 15046 bytes)

Grizzly Bear Print

Grizzly Bear Print #223 (47333 bytes)

The Grizzly Bear is the subject of many Northwest Coast Indian superstitions and legends. He was thought to possess many human qualities and great power. This design illustrates a legend about a woman who was abducted by a grizzly bear while she was picking berries. She married the bear and gave birth to twin bear cubs. The overall design represents the grizzly bear. Within his body, the wife is portrayed by her head and hands, and the bear cubs by their heads, legs, and paws.
by Dale Faulstich
Size: 11" x 17"
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Last modified: November 09, 2014