Wolf/Raven / Shirt - Black
This design represents two highly respected animals and how they work together. The raven follows the wolf for food and the wolf follows the raven when searching for game. We still watch the raven while hunting because it uses certain behavior to clue us in to where the game is. In the old stories of the last ice age and dark times, the raven is the bird that tricked the bear into giving back the sun. This is a debt that all earth’s animals and people owe to the raven and is the reason it eats for free. The raven is also believed to be a messenger used by our past ancestors that can alert us to future hardships. The wolf, like the bear, wolverine and lynx is one of the old animals and it has unique values that apply to it when harvested. We follow strict traditional steps when skinning and disposing the wolf carcass. We never put or skin the animal in our place of residence. There are a certain number of joints that we cut before we put the carcass back in the land far from any trail used by humans.