Native American Art Thunderbird

Written by Clint Leung

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The thunderbird is large and strong enough to hunt its favorite food which isrepparttar killer whale. The lightning snakes ofrepparttar 136067 thunderbird are used during hunts out at sea forrepparttar 136068 killer whale. After capture,repparttar 136069 thunderbird carriesrepparttar 136070 killer whale back torepparttar 136071 mountain to eat. According to legend,repparttar 136072 thunderbird and killer whale once battled so hard that entire trees were uprooted. This wasrepparttar 136073 explanation why there are treeless prairie regions nearrepparttar 136074 Pacific Northwest Coast mountains. The thunderbird and killer whale are often depicted together in Northwest Native American art. A large example is at one by reknowned Northwest Native American art carver Richard Hunt at one ofrepparttar 136075 Northwest Native American art exhibits atrepparttar 136076 Vancouver International Airport.

The Squamish Nation in British Columbia, Canada has a thunderbird as their symbol. Their thunderbird is portrayed as one ofrepparttar 136077 special messengers ofrepparttar 136078 Creator. The Squamish thunderbird is a symbol for strength as well as change withrepparttar 136079 three tail feathers representingrepparttar 136080 past, present and future. Inrepparttar 136081 talons of this thunderbird is a face of a lizard which represents spiritual protection forrepparttar 136082 people ofrepparttar 136083 Squamish Nation.

For many people, Natives and non-Natives alike,repparttar 136084 thunderbird has become a symbol of power, strength and nobility. Evenrepparttar 136085 classic automobile ofrepparttar 136086 same name was reintroduced as a contemporary version.

Clint Leung is owner of Free Spirit Gallery , an online gallery specializing in Inuit Eskimo and Northwest Native American art including carvings, sculpture and prints. Free Spirit Gallery has numerous information resource articles with photos of authentic Inuit and Native Indian art as well as free eCards.

How to Make Money in Real Estate Investing

Written by Madan "Raja" Ahluwalia

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Regardless of what kind of real estate you choose to invest in, timely collections from your tenants is absolutely necessary. A positive cash flow -- whether it is pre-tax or after-tax -- requires rental income. Be sure to find quality tenants; a thorough credit and employment check is probably a good idea.

Use Leverage

One ofrepparttar most important factors in determining a solid investment isrepparttar 136017 amount of equity you are purchasing. Equity isrepparttar 136018 difference betweenrepparttar 136019 actual worth ofrepparttar 136020 property andrepparttar 136021 balanced owed onrepparttar 136022 mortgage.

Benefit from Growing Equity

While investing in real estate is relatively complex, it is often worthrepparttar 136023 extra work. When compared to other financial investments, like bonds or CD's,repparttar 136024 return on investment for real estate purchases can often be greater.

The key to real estate investing is equity. Determine an amount of equity that you want to achieve. When you reach your goal, it's time to sell or refinance. Determiningrepparttar 136025 proper amount of equity may requirerepparttar 136026 assistance of a real estate professional.

(c) Copyright 2005 Madan Ahluwalia. All rights reserved.

Madan “Raja” Ahluwalia is an Attorney at Law & Realtor. Raja offers his clients a counseling-based approach to home buying, where the client’s long-term goals are the most important consideration. He possesses a thorough understanding of the market and trends, based on years of involvement in real estate. He provides expert insights and helps clients understand timing, pricing and financing issues. Contact Raja at or 650.430.4023.

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