Seattle Art Museum Features Quileute Heritage: The Real Wolf Story

For the next year, there will be a display at the  Seattle Art Museum (SAM) featuring the Quileute Nation and the actual story of how the wolf relates to their tribe. According to their press release:

Opening Celebration Event, August 14, 2010, 1-3 pm

Join us for a performance by the Quileute Nation Drum Circle, celebrating the opening of the exhibition Behind the Scenes: The Real Story of the Quileute Wolves. Organized in conjunction with the Quileute Nation, this exhibition brings together rare, never-before exhibited art works and creates a public forum for the Quileute people to introduce their culture beyond what is depicted in the Twilight books and films. The wolf plays a major role in the cultural beliefs of the Quileute Native Peoples of coastal Washington. According to oral traditions, the first Quileute people were changed from a pair of wolves into human form by the Transformer, Kwati. This creation legend is central to the Quileute world view, and wolf imagery can be viewed throughout the exhibition. “

For more information see the SAM site.

Comments

  1. This is something I would enjoy very much. Just to darn far away…

  2. This is the sort of thing that should travel with the convention tour. To bad it’s limited to only the people of the Seattle area. The museum is not something people travel to Seattle to see.

  3. Very cool. I am heading to Seattle in March, so I will definitley check that out.

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