“He saw so clearly…”

whale house

That trip to Klukwan, how long ago was that, when his father photographed the Whale House, photographed the blankets hung on a line, fine Chilkat blankets of spruce bark and goats’ wool. He saw so clearly the man in the Raven in the Roof hat, the dancers in their Snail House regalia…He saw the Rain Wall with its hole for the chief to enter his quarters, the Raven Pole (he’d peered into the faces carved in the Raven’s feet), the Black Skin Pole.

— from Winter Wren, Fish Gotta Swim Editions

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~ by theresakishkan on August 7, 2016.

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