ROY HENRY VICKERS GALLERY
GROUNDHOG MOON - UNFRAMED Reproduction
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GROUNDHOG MOON - UNFRAMED Reproduction

Edition Date: October 2000
Artist: Roy Henry Vickers
Medium: Unframed Reproduction
Image Size: 9.5" Diameter
Matted Size: 14 3/4" x 14 3/4"

Story

In the early days of the Gitksan people on the Skeena River, there was no September. That time of the year was called the moon of the groundhog. All the moons had names that revealed common occurrences in the people's lives.

In September, the groundhogs are fat and ready to hibernate, and so are common food to the people.

On my visits to the mountains, I know that the grizzly bear is getting ready for a long sleep and is looking for groundhogs.

So, the footsteps of humans and grizzlies lead them in the hunt for an annual feed of groundhogs.


Story

In the early days of the Gitksan people on the Skeena River, there was no September. That time of the year was called the moon of the groundhog. All the moons had names that revealed common occurrences in the people's lives.

In September, the groundhogs are fat and ready to hibernate, and so are common food to the people.

On my visits to the mountains, I know that the grizzly bear is getting ready for a long sleep and is looking for groundhogs.

So, the footsteps of humans and grizzlies lead them in the hunt for an annual feed of groundhogs.