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The Woman Who Killed a Bear with a Mitten, 1977

Charlie Inukpuk
Canadian (Inuit), 1941
brownish-green stone
25.1 x 37.1 x 19.7 cm
Gift of the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, 1992
National Gallery of Canada (no. 37421)
© Charlie Inukpuk

OLD - The story of the old woman abandoned by her family, who managed to kill an attacking bear with a mitten, reinforces the virtues of determination, independence, and resourcefulness, which are important for survival on the land.

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