Groundhog Moon - Lithograph
In the early days of the Gitksan people on the Skeena River there was no September. That time of the year was called the moon of the groundhog. All the moons had names that revealed common occurances in the life of the people.
In September the groundhogs are fat and ready to hibernate and so were a common food to the people.
On my visits to the mountains I know that the grizzly bear is getting ready for the long sleep and is looking for groundhogs.
So the footsteps of human and grizzly lead them in the hunt for an annual feed of groundhog.
Image Size: 9.75" Diameter
* Add 2¼" to each side of the image for the framed size.