Salish Art in Seattle

carved box by Andrea Wilbur-Sigo

Andrea Wilbur-Sigo's Thunderbird Saves Wolf is on display at the Seattle Art Museum.

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Carved by Andrea Wilbur-Sigo of the Squaxin Island tribe, this cedar bentwood box illustrates the legend Thunderbird Saves Wolf, in which a powerful winged creature restores fish to a river to help his canine kin. See 175 artworks, from boxes to baskets and paintings, by the Coast Salish of Washington and British Columbia in S'abadebThe Gifts: Pacific Coast Salish Art and Artists at the Seattle Art Museum through January 11. (206) 625-8900, seattleartmuseum.org.

Photography courtesy Seattle Art Museum

This article was first published in November 2008. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.

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