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U998.7.9
Artist / Maker : Sebastian, Robert E.; Gwin-Jakwsxw
Title : Medicine Man And Hawk
Date (Execution) : 1991
Geographical Origin : Gitanmaax (Hazelton); British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : Gitxsan, Wet'suwet'en
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Light blue sky, grey ground. Blue moon. The hawk faces left. The colors are black and grey
Accession # : U998.7.9
Width (cm) : 60.00
Height (cm) : 41.00
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Gift of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : "Years before contact time, beliefs on the Skeena River were many. At one particular point in time Shamans had the power of transformation (some believe it to this day). In this particular story a medicine man was at home and through a feeling realized someone in the village was in trouble. He burned cedar boughs and transformed into a hawk and flew to where he felt the trouble was. He found a hunter from his village who had fallen over a large cliff. He flew to the hunter & back to the village for help where the ma was brought home safely." - Robert Sebastian