Wood Engraving
Dale DeArmond
Edition of 25
Edition of A/P: 2

Paper type: Archival quality
Image size: 5″ x 6″

AKA: Marten Girl Jumps Around Happy

Hand pulled by the artist from the endgrain maple blocks on an Ettan etching press at Juneau, Alaska, August, 1991.

Note: the certificate of authenticity (COA) indicates that 5 were made for a book edition; however, there is no evidence such a book, featuring this title, was ultimately produced. The image is illustrated in the book Tales From the Dena: Indian Stories from the Tanana, Koyukuk & Yukon Rivers.

Brown Bear, Black Bear, and Wolf came into the village and tore off Marten Girl’s arm to get the claws to use for a rattle.

Raven took his nephew, little Tree Owl, and went after the girl’s arm. He tricked the villains and stole Marten Girl’s arm back, brought it to her and put it back in place. Marten Girl danced for joy singing “I have my arm! I have my arm!”

‚ÄčAn Athabascan folk tale.