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Grandfather is pointing out that the feathers on Raven's chest are completed.
Below Raven a turtle is being worked on.
The small Watchman carving will be placed atop the 20 foot totem pole in front of the longhouse.
The eagle will return to it's nest in the eastern corner of the longhouse when the carving is finished on that post.
The Sundance Medicine Wheel is becoming more colorful as the generic grey stones are being replaced with the traditional stones for each month.
From this angle the piece of driftwood reminds me of a whale with it's mouth open.
Between the longhouse and the museum lays a large piece of driftwood that reminds me of a whale.
This lady, Carole Wickham, was visiting from Texas. She is wearing a beaded hat that belonged to Grandfather's mother.
Between the longhouse and the museum a "Wapato Pond" was created by Dan Jacobson. Wapato means potato in the native language--but these potatoes grow in the mud. Forty wapato are planted in this pond. Native plants are also being planted in this area making a wonderful natural garden.
In the middle of the reading table a medicine wheel was inlaid. Two brass plates state the history of the wood and who gifted the table to the library. A thick sheet of glass protects the top of the table.
This Beautiful handmade table will be the reading table in the library. The wood came from a mill that was on the Columbia River. When the mill burned down much of the lumber fell into the river and sunk into the mud. The color of the wood is natural--having absorbed preserving qualities from the mud.
Grandfather is showing off the frame of an Indian saddle made of bone and leather.
The craft room and art gallery is a 40 foot long room. Tile for the floors is the next step.