Friday, 10 March 2017

Quotes 2017 #69

"The Wolf of the Haidas was a completely imaginary creature, perhaps existing over there on the mainland but never seen on Haida Gwaii. Nevertheless he was an important figure in the crest hierarchy. Troublesome, volatile, ferociously playful, he can usually be found with his sharp fangs embedded in someone's anatomy. Here he is vigorously chewing on the Eagle's wing, while that proud, imperial, somewhat pompous bird retaliates by attacking the Bear's paws."

Bill Reid, "The Spirit of Haida Gwaii."