Northwest Coast Native Art
Naas shagi yeil s'aaxw (Raven at the Headwaters of Nass hat) Tlingit, Gaanax.ádi clan, Taku. Attributed to Kadyisdu.axch', Tlingit, Kiks.ádi clan, active late 18th – early 19th century. Description: Ceremonial hat Date: ca 1810; photo 2010-12-18 Medium : Maple, paint, shell, hair, baleen Current location: Seattle Art Museum There are human figures crouching within Raven's ears.
The raven also has a prominent role in the mythologies of the Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast, including the Tsimishian, Haida, Heiltsuk, Tlingit, Kwakwaka'wakw, Coast Salish, Koyukons, and Inuit. The raven in these indigenous peoples' mythology is the Creator of the world, but it is also considered a trickster god.
Haida art - Salmon - Bill Reid
TLINGIT POLYCHROMED WOOD LADLE