by Eric Whollem
mixed media on paper
9" x 6"
COLLECTION OF THE ARTIST
Copyright by the artist
KUKSU CULTURAL ELEMENTS
This painting fancifully portrays the spirit of Aki, the duck.
Aki is a sacred bird of the Concow Maidu Indians. He is featured
in the ceremonies of the Kuksu Dream Society.
Koi, the goose, is the sacred bird of Hipiningkodom, the Valley of
A special dance for Aki is part of traditional culture of the Concow
Maidu Indians of Butte County, California.
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