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Northwest Hummingbird by johannachambers Northwest Hummingbird by johannachambers
Native American style hummingbird design. Based on traditional shapes. As I grew up in Washington, I always liked artwork made by people native to Clallam (Klallam?) and Makah tribes. They do some incredibly fine basketry...
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tamartessa Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
its the klallam nation. Clallam is the county which they reside.
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Poetic-Dragon Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:wave:Hello

I featured you here in my journal [link] . Hope you don't mind.

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XELOTEN-XELET Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007
exhausting

imagine lifting a 20 pound weight for 6 hours strait in the hot sun, for days in a row. but it is worth it since it is all about getting our culture back. also I am one of the few how still paddle the whole way many people take turns in a canoe, which I try to avoid since my ancestors never had a power boat full of relief paddlers.

your town always gives a great welcome, so many other places only have other natives coming to greet us but when we get to port angeles the whole town seems to come out.
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johannachambers Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
Dang, that sounds like hard work! Sounds like if I ever want burly arms, I should take up paddling! I had a friend in high school who made cool stuff too--she handmade her traditional costume, the kind with cut out designs and LOTS of shell buttons. Very beautiful when people dance in them.
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XELOTEN-XELET Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
you did a good job with this.

Humming birds are starting to become endamgered in the northwest coast due to clearcut logging in both thier habitats (northwest and mexico) this year on vancouver island only 1/3 came back.

my tribe on vancouver island (T'Sou-ke) is closely related to both the klallam and makah tribes) and I this is the style of art that I make.
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johannachambers Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
Hey!
Did you get to see the Paddle Journey canoes this year? Do they go by Vancouver? They had some beautifully painted boats. I did not know that about the birds. There are always a lot of them here in Port Angeles. I'd hate to not see them :(
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XELOTEN-XELET Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
I actually went on it, but only for a few days and I made it as far as port angeles. I have been on the last 4 journeys and for the last 3 I have been to port angeles. port angeles always does a great job on hosting the canoes, one of the best hosts actually.

the journeys does go to Vancouver but my tribe is on the west coast of Vancouver island (near victoria) and actually right across the water from you. it takes us about 6-8 hours of paddling to get to port angeles from where we are in Sooke.
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johannachambers Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007
Hooray, you were in my hometown! Small world... I think it would be very difficult to paddle a canoe for that long. Is it exhausting?
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Gekiganfan Featured By Owner May 9, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Reminds me of home. This not the design that my tribe uses but they are close. Makes me homesick.
loverly! :heart:
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