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Native American Art Thunderbird

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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 http://www.FreeSpiritGallery.ca , 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.

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