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THE STORYTELLER - RAVEN BRINGS THE LIGHT

Edition Date: April 2013
Artist: Roy Henry Vickers
Medium: Serigraph
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Northwest Coast Legend
In a time when darkness covered the land, a boy named Weget is born who is destined to bring the light. With the gift of a raven skin that allows him to fly as well as transform, Weget turns into a bird and journeys from Haida Gwaii into the sky. There he finds the Chief of the Heavens who keeps the light in a box. How will clever Weget trick the Chief and escape with the daylight back down to Earth. Vividly portrayed through the art of Roy Henry Vickers, Weget's story has been passed down for generations. The tale has been traced back at least 3,000 years by archeologists who have found images of Weget's journey in petroglyphs on the Nass and Skeena rivers. This version of the story originates from one told to
the author by Chester Bolton, Chief of the Ravens, from the village of Kitkatla around 1975.

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Northwest Coast Legend
In a time when darkness covered the land, a boy named Weget is born who is destined to bring the light. With the gift of a raven skin that allows him to fly as well as transform, Weget turns into a bird and journeys from Haida Gwaii into the sky. There he finds the Chief of the Heavens who keeps the light in a box. How will clever Weget trick the Chief and escape with the daylight back down to Earth. Vividly portrayed through the art of Roy Henry Vickers, Weget's story has been passed down for generations. The tale has been traced back at least 3,000 years by archeologists who have found images of Weget's journey in petroglyphs on the Nass and Skeena rivers. This version of the story originates from one told to
the author by Chester Bolton, Chief of the Ravens, from the village of Kitkatla around 1975.