Raven Abandoned (1990)

Wood Engraving
Dale DeArmond
Edition of 50
Edition of A/P: 5

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

AKA: Crow Gets Tired

Hand pulled by the artist from the original endgrain maple blocks on an Ettan etching press at Juneau, Alaska, July, 1990.

Editor's note: this image is illustrated in the book Tales From the Dena: Indian Stories from the Tanana, Koyukuk & Yukon Rivers.

An Athabascan tale from the Yukon River country. Raven fell in love with a beautiful goose and they married but Raven couldn't keep up with the geese when the flew South in the Fall and the geese had to abandon him on a piece of driftwood. Raven gathered more driftwood and made islands of them but he was a long time finding his way back to his village.