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Silver Fox Face Pelt

Silver Fox Face Pelt


Sourced from Ohsweken, Six Nations

“In many stories and myths, the fox is the helper or guide. Rather than being called sneaky and cunning, they are clever, quick and wise, and are instrumental in the success of those they aid. This portrayal of the fox can be found in Achomawi, Atsugewi, and Miwok mythology (as well as other Northern California tribes). In their creation myth, Silver Fox (Kwahn) and Coyote (Jamul), are the creator gods of the earth and are considered cultural heroes. The details vary with tradition but Silver Fox is consistently more hardworking, serious, and wise than their companion, Coyote, who is actually the trickster.” -

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