09. Julie Meridian, San Jose, CA., “Three Fires”

$1,400.00

9. Julie Meridian, San Jose, CA., “Three Fires”, $1,400.00, approx. 18 x 57

The Native American people who lived on the land around modern-day Michigan spoke of their founding as tribes as the time when they first gathered around fires. Over a millennium ago, three of those tribes joined together into the Council of Three Fires. The Ojibwe were the eldest tribe, becoming the “keepers of the faith” and the gatherers of food and furs. The Odawa were the “keepers of the trade”, traveling and trading supplies. The Bodéwadmi [Potawatomi], were the most recent tribe, and as such the “keepers of the fire”. This council lasted nearly a thousand years, up until these lands were colonized.

I share their story as a land acknowledgment through blending two visual languages: the look of stained glass used for storytelling through windows, and the colors and textures that reference the way the people of the land captured their stories on midewiigwaas (“medicine birch”) bark scrolls.

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9. Julie Meridian, San Jose, CA., “Three Fires”, $1,400.00, approx. 18 x 57

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