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Raven Made a Great Flood (1963)

Dale DeArmond
Artist's Edition: 35
Edition of Artist Proofs: 5

Paper type: Tableau
Print size: 12" x 18"
Image size: 9 ⅞" x 15"

One time Raven wanted to learn about everything under the water so he had the Tide Woman raise the water so that he could go there. This made a great flood but he had it rise very slowly so that people could load their canoes. When the tide lifted them up between the mountains they could see the bears and other animals walking about on the still unsubmerged tops. That was a very dangerous time. The people who survived could see trees, roots, large devilfish and other sea creatures carried up by it.

When the tide began to fall the people followed it down but they had nothing to use for firewood so many were destroyed by the cold. When Raven came up from under the earth he turned all he met into stones.

When all the human beings had been destroyed Raven made new ones out of leaves. Ever since human beings were made of leaves people always die off rapidly in the fall when the flowers and the leaves are falling.

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Original price: $10.00