We Are One

Long ago a family of Native Americans from a Northwest tribe took their children to collect Salmon they had caught in traps…

Streetside Artscape:
Gabe Babcock / We Are One

Woolworth Window #1, 11th & Commerce
April 20, 2017 – July 20, 2017

Long ago a family of Native Americans from a Northwest tribe took their children to collect Salmon they had caught in traps. The children, however, were disrespectful to their family and the Salmon. The parents threw the children out of their canoes to teach them a lesson. Seeing the children drowning the Salmon carried them to the surface, and Salmon promised that as long as the people were respectful of Nature, the Salmon would return every year to provide an endless supply of nutritious Salmon for the health and survival of the people. For generations thereafter, alongside the Salmon traps the people placed this image of the Salmon holding a child, giving thanks for the return of the Salmon.

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