Saturday, November 24, 2012

Whale Bones


Whales have been here
forever. Their flesh has fed the
people and been the occasion
for celebration and feasting.
Their bones have been made 
into tools and objects of status
and ceremonial importance.
The sighting of a whale still
thrills all who see it.
May it always be so!
Robert Keatta
Cultural Resources Director
Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians


Newport, Oregon 


The Weekend in Black and White

5 comments:

Dragonstar said...

I like this very much! The words and the photo are so evocative.

Grace Abonillo said...

Wow! Huge bones really..

Thank you for sharing..

Love the words you wrote..


Droppin' by from The Weekend in Black and White.. :)
http://www.shutterbugmom.com/2012/11/bww-1-with-grandpa.html

HansHB said...

Awesome post!

johanstellerphotography said...

dramatic and beautiful

Judy said...

That is so cool! I have never seen whale bones, except the full skeleton of a young blue whale in the Museum of Nature here in Ottawa, so to see them jumbled about like this is awesome!!

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