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

Thunderbird Print

Thunderbird Print #224 (40986 bytes)

The Thunderbird lived high in the mountains and was the most powerful of the spirits. Lightning snakes lived under his wings, and when he was hungry, he would throw them down into a surfacing whale, killing it. Then he would swoop down and take the whale back to the mountains to devour it. In this design, the supernatural, whale-eating bird is depicted with outstretched wings and lightning snakes ready. Within his body is the abstract form of a whale.
by Dale Faulstich
Size: 11" x 17"
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Last modified: November 09, 2014