Charlie Inukpuk

The Woman Who Killed a Bear with a Mitten

1977
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OLD - Legend has it that an old woman's family refused to let her travel on their sled, so she followed them on foot. Attacked suddenly by a polar bear, she slipped a mitten over the end of her walking stick and shoved it down the bear's throat, choking the animal. The story reinforces the virtues of determination, independence, and resourcefulness, which are important for survival on the land.
Title
The Woman Who Killed a Bear with a Mitten
Date
1977
Medium
Sculpture
Materials
brownish-green stone
Dimensions
25.1 x 37.1 x 19.7 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Gift of the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, 1992
Rights
© Charlie Inukpuk
Accession number
37421