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The Giant Eagle (1986)

Wood Engraving
Dale DeArmond
Artist's Edition: 100
Edition of Artist Proofs: 10
Edition of Presentation Proofs: 10

Paper type: All rag, neutral pH
Print size: 7 ½" x 9"
Image size: 4" x 5"

Hand pulled by the artist on an Ettan etching press at Juneau, Alaska, August, 1986.

Editor's note: the image featuring two birds is from the print edition. The other image, referred to as "Eagle and Prey," is illustrated in the book Tales from the Four Winds of the North.

Illustration from EAGLE WOMAN'S GIFT. In a time of great hunger in the village, Uvinic, the hunter, killed and ate an eagle. After he had eaten he burned the bones and laid the feathers in the prescribed pattern. Suddenly two giant eagles appeared and carried him off to Eagle Woman, guardian of the animals. Because Uvinic had never wasted meat nor killed for sport and had respected the animals Eagle Woman gave him a magic poke to open when he reached his home village. When he opened it all the different kinds of animals poured out and there was game for everyone.

Original price: $35.00