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Collection Art-2D Collection
Catalog Number 2015.1.29
Object Name Print
Description "Memory of Ahousaht," 2014, from the portfolio "Drawn from the McClung Museum," lithograph and relief on handmade paper by Melanie Yazzie. Edition: 1/30.

Designed in response to McClung Museum object: 1940.6.5, carved fishhook.

Artist statement: In my twenties, I came to know a family near Tofino, British Columbia who sent me to Ahousaht, a village inhabited year round by the Nuu-chah-nulth nation. When I arrived at this beautiful place, the CB radio announced my arrival to the whole village. People watched from their windows and greeted me, a Navajo Woman. A great variety of the food was gifted. It was like something out of a dream. I chose the Northwest Coast fish hook for my print because of this experience. It is printed on handmade paper from Japan-another fishing community.

I am of the Salt Water Clan born for the Bitter Water Clan.
My maternal grandfather's clan is Edgewater
My paternal grandfather's clan is Red-Streak-into-the-water
In this way I am a Navajo woman.
Title Memory of Ahousaht, from the portfolio Drawn from the McClung Museum
Date 2014
Role of Creator Artist
Creator Yazzie, Melanie
Medium ink
Material handmade paper
Technique lithograph | relief print
Dimensions H-20 W-15.125 inches
Credit line Gift of the artist
Subjects Lithographs
Navajo
Nuu-chah-nulth
Fishing
Fishhooks
Identity
Japan
Native American
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