The Thunderbird that Came Down from Above
Red cedar, 36" x 2"
Many years ago a mighty Thunderbird came down from the Sky-world, transformed into a man and lived with the first ancestors. He took a wife and had many children, and taught them new skills that came from the Sky-world. Eventually he came to miss his world and transformed back into a Thunderbird and returned to his home in the sky. Today, when one of his descendants passes away the thunder shakes the heavens and rain pours from the sky, to remind the people of their origins.