The Medicine-Men and Natives of the Northern Tribes believe that he is a powerful God under whose protection comes brotherhood, peace and plenty. He is the Segilie Tyee (Creator God) and when he flaps his wings and blinks his eyes, it rains and storms; thus the evil spirits are driven to the lonely high mountain ranges.
Bottom figure is Chet-Woot the Bear who is respected by all Indians for his strength and cunning. Very beautiful piece from the well respected Williams family of carvings. As a full disclosure, the wings are held by a single nail, which holds the wings up fine, but is slightly loose so the wings will tilt if nudged.
That aside, item is in excellent displayable condition. Dimensions of this item are. 12-3/4 Tall, 11-5/8 Wingspan, and Weighs 12.4oz. To see the other listings. This item is also available for viewing / free local pickups and is located in Utah zip code 84738.
If you have any questions, I always make my best effort to answer them and see to it that all of your concerns are addressed in the utmost timely manner. Item is used and may contain light wear marks consistent with its age.It is my desire to demonstrate that communication is paramount. The item "John Williams Thunderbird Chet-Woot Native American Art 13 Carved Totem Signed" is in sale since Wednesday, September 26, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Native American". The seller is "starcastle33" and is located in Ivins, Utah.
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