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Joie de Vivre (1991)

Wood Engraving
Dale DeArmond
Artist's Edition: 25
Edition of Artist Proofs: 2

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

AKA: Joy of Life
AKA: Marten Girl Jumps Around Happy
AKA: Crow Recovers the Arm of Marten Girl

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

Editor's note: the certificate of authenticity for this title indicates that five prints were pulled for a book edition; there is no evidence such a book was created.

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.