Wonderful Don Lelooska 1933-1996 Loon Grease Bowl ” Kwakiut “



Just in a Wonderful Don Lelooska 1933-1996 Loon Grease Bowl with impressive polychrome painted carved cedar figural bird bowl with u-form designs. Signed on bottom under wing.

Overall in excellent condition, there are some small Dents to the bill , where maybe a puppy clewed on it ??? No other damage or repairs ,some lite surface marks on the bottom of the bowl. See Photo’s.

The grease bowl is about  8″ x 15.5″ x 7.5″.
I believe this piece passed though Quintana Gallery in Portland, Or.
Lelooska had his name given to him at 12. He was adopted by the Nez Perce. Lelooska was given his name at age 12, it has become a treasured family name symbolic of their work.

Lelooska is the first child of Shona-Hah and was leader of the family. Lelooska and his family were formally adopted into the House of Sewide of the Mamaleleqala and Qwiqwasutnox bands of the Kwakwaka’wakw by Chief James Aul Sewide. With this adoption the hereditary rights, crests and privileges of the Sewide lineage were bestowed on Lelooska and his family.

Although Lelooska was of Cherokee descent, he transcended the normal confines of any single tribe.
Lelooska’s life was devoted to the quest for knowledge, which made him an authority on the Indians of North America. He made preserving “The Cedar and Salmon People”— arts his life work.

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