DescriptionNative American people believe strongly in the medicine that we get from the animal spirits. The spirit of an animal teaches us lessons about life that we need to learn.
The bear is a symbol of strength, courage, healing, and protection. This powerful image created by Hopi artist Dalton James depicts a stylized black bear in the form of a Zuni-style fetish, in a 10 x 8 double-matted print.
Dalton James is a self-taught artist from Hopi Pueblo, and is a member of the Tobacco Clan from the village of Hotevilla in northeastern Arizona.