Big and Little Lizards
by Eric Whollem
earth pigments and gouache on paper
COLLECTION OF THE ARTIST
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USBUKI AND THE LORE OF THE LIZARD
In the lore of the Concow Maidu Indians of Northern California, the lizard
is very significant. At the time of initiation a warrior is given his own personal
Usbuki, or warrior power.
Usbuki is the Great White Lizard. He represents the power of the dreamworld.
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