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U990.14.689
Artist / Maker : Greene, Stan
Title : Thukia And The Chipmunk
Date (Execution) : 1986
Geographical Origin : British Columbia, Canada
Cultural Group : Coast Salish, Semiahmoo
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : A circular orange figure (Thukia) holds a brown chipmunk who has his back feet on Thukia's chin.
Accession # : U990.14.689
Width (cm) : 49.00
Height (cm) : 52.20
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : "Thukia is the female Sasquatch. There are many legends of these hairy people. This is the story of the Chipmunk. There was a little girl and in the summer she would go and pick the salmon berries. Her mother warned her not to go into Thukia's patch. The little girl did not listen. She was sitting there eating berries in the patch that Thukia had claimed. This made Thukia angry. She ran and chased the little girl. The little chipmunk screamed and ran away. But the next day she was back again. Thukia came out and chased the little girl, the chipmunk screamed. Thukia reached out to grab the girl; she missed, but scratched the fur on the back of the chipmunk girl. She rand and made it home. That is why the chipmunks have the stripes on the back." -S.G.