Thunderbird

Thunderbird is the illustrious ancestor and crest of many prominent lineages. Large enough to hunt whales, the Thunderbird is a powerful being in traditions throughout the Northwest Coast. It is often depicted with a sharply hooked beak and large ears or horns.

19 items

Thunderbird, Bear, and Human Model Pole
Charlie James (Kwakwaka'wakw)

Salmon is fundamental to all coastal peoples, and is a symbol of regeneration, health and life. M...

Salmon is fundamental to all coastal peoples, and is a symbol of regeneration, health and life. Many myths tell of people taken to the undersea world of the Salmon and return with secret knowledge and powers. Salmon have always been viewed as the life force for Indigenous communities. Salmon is often represented by scales, small fins and striated tail fin.Thunderbird is the illustrious ancestor and crest of many prominent human lineages. Large enough to hunt whales, the Thunderbird is a power...

$12,000.00

Thunderbird Ring
Lloyd Wadhams Jr. (Kwakwaka'wakw)

Rings are available to order in various sizes. Please contact the gallery directly.Thunderbird is...

Rings are available to order in various sizes. Please contact the gallery directly.Thunderbird is the illustrious ancestor and crest of many prominent human lineages. Large enough to hunt whales, the Thunderbird is a powerful being associated with power, change and the sky in myths throughout the Northwest Coast. Often depicted with a sharply hooked beak, horns and large ears and is sometimes represented as having teeth.

$200.00

Thunderbird Paddle
Dawson Matilpi (Kwakwaka'wakw)

Paddle stand available for $300 CAD. Please allow 2 to 3 weeks for fabrication. Contact the galle...

Paddle stand available for $300 CAD. Please allow 2 to 3 weeks for fabrication. Contact the gallery directly to order a stand.Thunderbird is the illustrious ancestor and crest of many prominent human lineages. Large enough to hunt whales, the Thunderbird is a powerful being associated with power, change and the sky in myths throughout the Northwest Coast. Often depicted with a sharply hooked beak, horns and large ears and is sometimes represented as having teeth.

$2,500.00

Thunderbird Bentwood Box
Margaret August (Salish)

Thunderbird is the illustrious ancestor and crest of many prominent human lineages. Large enough ...

Thunderbird is the illustrious ancestor and crest of many prominent human lineages. Large enough to hunt whales, the Thunderbird is a powerful being associated with power, change and the sky in myths throughout the Northwest Coast. Often depicted with a sharply hooked beak, horns and large ears and is sometimes represented as having teeth.

$1,800.00

The Watcher
Susan Point (Salish)

1996Edition 29/52This print is only available framed.Thunderbird is the illustrious ancestor and...

1996Edition 29/52This print is only available framed.Thunderbird is the illustrious ancestor and crest of many prominent human lineages. Large enough to hunt whales, the Thunderbird is a powerful being associated with power, change and the sky in myths throughout the Northwest Coast. Often depicted with a sharply hooked beak, horns and large ears and is sometimes represented as having teeth.

$1,000.00

Thunderbird Ring
Joe Wilson (Kwakwaka'wakw)

Thunderbird is the illustrious ancestor and crest of many prominent human lineages. Large enough ...

Thunderbird is the illustrious ancestor and crest of many prominent human lineages. Large enough to hunt whales, the Thunderbird is a powerful being associated with power, change and the sky in myths throughout the Northwest Coast. Often depicted with a sharply hooked beak, horns and large ears and is sometimes represented as having teeth.

$1,500.00

Haida Thunderbird
Bill Reid (Haida)

1981Edition 170/195This print is currently unframed and is available framed for $5,100 CAD. Pleas...

1981Edition 170/195This print is currently unframed and is available framed for $5,100 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly. Thunderbird is the illustrious ancestor and crest of many prominent human lineages. Large enough to hunt whales, the Thunderbird is a powerful being associated with power, change and the sky in myths throughout the Northwest Coast. Often depicted with a sharply hooked beak, horns and large ears and is sometimes represented as having teeth.

$4,500.00

Killer Whale and Thunderbird Bangle
Gilbert Pat (Salish)

"The first whale came into being when they were carved in wood by Raven and then magically infuse...

"The first whale came into being when they were carved in wood by Raven and then magically infused with a life force. Killer Whale is a very important crest and mythic being among the coastal groups, and one of the most commonly depicted in the art. Killer Whales are widely accepted as clan ancestors, and are found in shamanic, story and crest art" (Shearar 2000: 62). - Understanding Northwest Coast Art: A Guide to Crests, Beings and Symbols“Thunderbird is the illustrious ancestor of many pro...

$120.00

Reawakening
Maynard Johnny Jr. (Salish)

Ed. /100Available framed for $1500. Please contact the gallery directly. Killer Whales are widely...

Ed. /100Available framed for $1500. Please contact the gallery directly. Killer Whales are widely considered clan ancestors. Living in human form in undersea villages, killer whales are often thought to be the reincarnations of great chiefs and are associated with wealth, unity and travel. Some prominent characteristic traits of Killer Whale are a rounded snout, blowhole, a dorsal fin, pectoral fins and a tail.Thunderbird is the illustrious ancestor and crest of many prominent human lineages....

$1,000.00

Thunderbird Bracelet
Art Sterritt (Gitxsan)

Thunderbird is the illustrious ancestor and crest of many prominent human lineages. Large enough ...

Thunderbird is the illustrious ancestor and crest of many prominent human lineages. Large enough to hunt whales, the Thunderbird is a powerful being associated with power, change and the sky in myths throughout the Northwest Coast. Often depicted with a sharply hooked beak, horns and large ears and is sometimes represented as having teeth.

$8,000.00

Thunderbird Pendant
Hollie Bartlett (Haisla)

Thunderbird is the illustrious ancestor and crest of many prominent human lineages. Large enough ...

Thunderbird is the illustrious ancestor and crest of many prominent human lineages. Large enough to hunt whales, the Thunderbird is a powerful being associated with power, change and the sky in myths throughout the Northwest Coast. Often depicted with a sharply hooked beak, horns and large ears and is sometimes represented as having teeth.

$360.00

Thunderbird Pendant
Gilbert Pat (Salish)

Thunderbird is the illustrious ancestor and crest of many prominent human lineages. Large enough ...

Thunderbird is the illustrious ancestor and crest of many prominent human lineages. Large enough to hunt whales, the Thunderbird is a powerful being associated with power, change and the sky in myths throughout the Northwest Coast. Often depicted with a sharply hooked beak, horns and large ears and is sometimes represented as having teeth.

$70.00

Thunderbird Pendant
Allan P. Davidson (Haida)

“Thunderbird is the illustrious ancestor of many prominent human lineages and a proud, and powerf...

“Thunderbird is the illustrious ancestor of many prominent human lineages and a proud, and powerful noble being in myths throughout the Northwest Coast. Thunderbird is a giant supernatural bird named for his habit of carrying thunder and lighting. Beneath his wings he carries Lighting Snakes, which are his weapons. Thunder rolls from the flap of his wings, and lighting flashes when he blinks his great eyes or throws Lighting Snakes. He is large and strong enough to hunt Killer Whale[s], which...

$300.00

Thunderbird Bracelet
Daniel Wallace (Haida)

“Thunderbird is the illustrious ancestor of many prominent human lineages and a proud, and powerf...

“Thunderbird is the illustrious ancestor of many prominent human lineages and a proud, and powerful noble being in myths throughout the Northwest Coast. Thunderbird is a giant supernatural bird named for his habit of carrying thunder and lighting. Beneath his wings he carries Lighting Snakes, which are his weapons. Thunder rolls from the flap of his wings, and lighting flashes when he blinks his great eyes or throws Lighting Snakes. He is large and strong enough to hunt Killer Whale[s], which...

$1,500.00

Thunderbird Bracelet
William Cook (Kwakwaka'wakw)

Thunderbird is the illustrious ancestor and crest of many prominent human lineages. Large enough ...

Thunderbird is the illustrious ancestor and crest of many prominent human lineages. Large enough to hunt whales, the Thunderbird is a powerful being associated with power, change and the sky in myths throughout the Northwest Coast. Often depicted with a sharply hooked beak, horns and large ears and is sometimes represented as having teeth.

$800.00

Thunderbird Money Clip
Justin Rivard (Cree)

“Thunderbird is the illustrious ancestor of many prominent human lineages and a proud, and powerf...

“Thunderbird is the illustrious ancestor of many prominent human lineages and a proud, and powerful noble being in myths throughout the Northwest Coast. Thunderbird is a giant supernatural bird named for his habit of carrying thunder and lighting. Beneath his wings he carries Lighting Snakes, which are his weapons. Thunder rolls from the flap of his wings, and lighting flashes when he blinks his great eyes or throws Lighting Snakes. He is large and strong enough to hunt Killer Whale[s], which...

$125.00

Supernatural
Dylan Thomas (Salish)

Edition /72Available framed for $500 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.Thunderbird is the ...

Edition /72Available framed for $500 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.Thunderbird is the illustrious ancestor and crest of many prominent human lineages. Large enough to hunt whales, the Thunderbird is a powerful being associated with power, change and the sky in myths throughout the Northwest Coast. Often depicted with a sharply hooked beak, horns and large ears and is sometimes represented as having teeth.

$150.00

Two Spirit Rising
Margaret August (Salish)

Edition /100Available framed for $700 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly."This art piece de...

Edition /100Available framed for $700 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly."This art piece depicts two Coast Salish thunderbirds surrounding a human figure in the middle. Thunderbirds are symbols of power, protection and strength. The supernatural powers of thunderbird spirits come to help the people and they provide spiritual protection. When they flap their wings, thunder and lightning strikes. It is said that they can take human form, and when they do they lift their heads up as shown ...

$175.00

Thunder Mountain
Thomas Cannell (Salish)

Edition /115Available framed for $900 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.Thunderbird is the...

Edition /115Available framed for $900 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.Thunderbird is the illustrious ancestor and crest of many prominent human lineages. Large enough to hunt whales, the Thunderbird is a powerful being associated with power, change and the sky in myths throughout the Northwest Coast. Often depicted with a sharply hooked beak, horns and large ears and is sometimes represented as having teeth.Human heroes and human-like personifications of sun and wind are common in No...

$440.00