New Haida / Tlingit Wolf - Native American Art

Copyright 2016 - Merlee Bos - All Rights Reserved.

Copyright 2016 - Merlee Bos - All Rights Reserved.

"The Melody"

New Original Drawing.  A standing, howling, Haida / Tlingit Wolf.

This is the fifth piece done in the Haida / Tlingit style. After completing the Steampunk Wolf, I was sure that I wanted to do the same pose in the Haida style.  A standing and howling Native American wolf.

The wolf is a very powerful totem, and represents loyalty, family and communication.  A very social and intelligent animal, like the Killer Whale, the wolf has a strong likeness to the human spirit.

The Native Symbol or Totem the Wolf represents loyalty, strong family ties, good communication, education, understanding and intelligence. Of all land animals the Wolf has the strongest supernatural powers and is the most accomplished hunter. The Wolf is a very social and communicative creature, he uses body movement, touch and sound. The First Nations had great respect for Wolves because of their alikeness. Both Natives and Wolves hunt, gather, defend and even educate their tribe or pack. The Wolf has always been respected as a very family oriented animal because he mates for life, watches and protects his young until they are old enough to be independent and protects the elders. Hunters would carve or paint lightning snakes with the head of Wolves on their canoes in belief that the hunting skills of the Wolves would help their hunting skills on the water. Some native people believe that wolves are the reincarnation of died hunters, and they are frequently impersonated at ceremonies as Wolves.If direction and purpose are lacking in life, when clarity and persistence are needed, the steadfast determination of the Wolf can overcome fear, indecision and confusion. Healers often take the form of the Wolf in their ritual work. Wolves are fierce, loyal, independent and well able to offer support on the most challenging healing journey.
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