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  • Eagle With Dog Salmon
  • Raven Finds Mankind In A Clamshell
  • Scana With The Woman
  • Wasco Catching Whales

This artwork is a Second Edition Limited Edition Original run of only 300 copies of each print. Each print is signed in such a way that they hold the same value as the original editions. A certificate of authenticity, a biography of Freda Diesing, and an explanation of the artwork accompany each piece.

Eagle With Dog Salmon

Eagle With Dog Salmon

by Freda Diesing

Date: 1980
Print Size: 16" x 20"
1980EWDS

The five species of salmon were and are a very important food source to the poeple of the North West Coast. They shared the salmon with the animals of the area as well, Wolf, Bear and Eagle. This scene was familiar during spawning time. Inside of the body of the fish is a human portrayal, which is a reminder that that salmon were believed to be people in fish form.

Second Edition Limited Edition Original

$595.00 CAD

Raven Finds Mankind In A Clamshell

Raven Finds Mankind In A Clamshell

by Freda Diesing

Date: 1980
Print Size: 16" x 20"
1980RFMIAC

Raven was credited with creating the world in Northcoast legend. The Raven created lakes, rivers and filled the lands with trees. He divided night and day, then pulled the tides into a rhythm. He filled the streams with fresh water, scattered the eggs of salmon and trout, and placed animals in the forests. The first humans were hiding in a giant clamshell and Raven released them onto the beaches and gave humans fire.

Second Edition Limited Edition Original

$595.00 CAD

Scana With The Woman

Scana With The Woman

by Freda Diesing

Date: 1980
Print Size: 16" x 20"
1980SWTW

This depiction is of the legend of Scana (the Killer Whale) kidnapping the woman. Her husband eventually retrieved her unharmed.

Second Edition Limited Edition Original

$595.00 CAD

Wasco Catching Whales

Wasco Catching Whales

by Freda Diesing

Date: 1980
Print Size: 16" x 20"
1980WCW

Wasco is the Haida's sea monster. Among the Northwest Coast people there were various forms of sea monsters with different names, but often they were a whale-wolf combination like Wasco with wolf tail and head, but also with fins and clawed flippers. Wasco could move on the land as well and terrorized Haida villages. In this depiction you can see how large Wasco is in relation to the killer whales he has caught (and eaten).

Second Edition Limited Edition Original

$595.00 CAD