Little Holy Bear

 Born in America collection

“We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,

   we borrow it from our Children.”  

                                          Ancient American Indian proverb


Little Holy Bear (Ute)

California Ceramics, Dolls, & Crafts award-

               Best of Group

28” Life size Ute cradle board;  Real hair

A beautiful red fox watches over this pale

deerskin Ute Native-made beaded cradle board. 

A finely beaded reptile amulet, symbolizing a boy

child, historically  holds the baby’s umbilical cord. 

It is a spiritual wish for baby’s long life.

The infant holds a sterling silver Sioux rattle

inscribed with mythical tribal symbols.

* Courtesy of a private collection