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Little Medicine Bear

Material: Western red cedar

Dimensions: 42.5" high x 15"wide x 12" deep

From the Artist

The Teacher or The Medicine Bear. My grandmother would tell me to pay attention and look to nature. Chims (Bear) will eat to prepare for the winter. A bear will let you know what plants are good and what to avoid, also giving signs of how long and cold the winter will be. The important teaching I was told is watch a bear eat the salmon until it is full. Then the bear will eat more and only select the most nutritious parts of the salmon: Head, belly, eggs. This is knowledge known all over the world about the nutritional oils in salmon. It is still practiced in my home and household with my son and daughter.

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