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Caribou Attacked by Four Wolves, c. 1960-1965

Charlie Sivuarapik
Canadian (Inuit), 1911 - 1968
grey stone and bone
39 x 20.3 x 24.1 cm
Gift of M.F. Feheley, Toronto, 1984
National Gallery of Canada (no. 28740)
© Charlie Sivuarapik

Carvings of animals on which Inuit relied for survival have formed an important genre. Inuit recognize that animals too are hunters, such as these wolves capturing a caribou. In 1958 Charlie Sivuarapik (along with Father Steinmann, an Oblate missionary) was instrumental in establishing the Sociéte des Sculptueurs de Povungnituk, one of the first artists' organizations in the North.

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