Thunderbird and Killerwhale



Serigraph: Ink on Paper

22" X 22"

Artist/Curatorial Statement

Long ago, a supernatural whale occupied Cowichan Bay and blocked off the mouth of the river. The whale ate all the salmon around it and prevented the remaining salmon from ascending the Cowichan River. As a result, the Cowichan Tribes were starving. Members of the Cowichan Tribes attempted to ward the whale off but failed. Desperate, the Cowichan Tribes called upon the mighty Thunderbird. Thunderbird swooped down, grabbed the supernatural whale, and flew away with it. After this, the Cowichan Tribes thrived on salmon again.


Associated Box Set: Salish Weave Box Set I

Display(s): Cornett Building Salish Art Display

Legacy: National Gallery of Canada