Mother of Yellow Wolf


Mother of Yellow Wolf was a legendary Wallowa Nez Perce centenarian

(also know as Swan Woman) who was first cousin to Chief Joseph. 

Her son, Yellow Wolf,  fought with distinction and bravery in the Nez Perce

war of 1877 and participated in the tribes relocation to the Pacific Northwest.  

 Born in America collection

Mother of Yellow Wolf

California Ceramics, Dolls, & Crafts Guild Award

  14” Seated height;  Variegated soft grey human hair

   Her fragrant smokey brain tanned hide war honor style

   dress is embellished with beaded accents, elements of

   horsehair, various teeth, and oxidized silver cone beads.

   Mother  wears Native-made beaded moccasins,

   a sterling silver bracelet, and a beaded necklace.


* Courtesy of a Private Collection

May the stars carry your sadness away,

May the flowers fill your heart with beauty,

May hope forever wipe away your tears.

And, above all,

may silence make you strong.”

          Chief Dan George