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1912 Print Yimantuwinyai Cane Boulder Chilula Native American Tribe XGAA2

1912 Print Yimantuwinyai Cane Boulder Chilula Native American Tribe XGAA2

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This is an original 1912 halftone print of "Yimantuwiñyai's Cane," and a boulder in Chilula territory. Yimantuwiñyai, the cultural hero, was said to have hidden behind the stone as he observed young girls planting bulbs in the ridge south of him. The depression seen in the boulder is from his hand, and the crack, from his genitals. The young girls then bore children, after Yimantuwiñyai impregnated them. It was then said in Chilula tradition that young girls should keep away from the stone lest they become pregnant, and women who are barren should sit upon it and stroke it.

The Chilula people are an Athapaskan tribe who inhabited the area around Redwood Creek, California. Since contact with Europeans, the Chilula have been incorporated into the Hoopa tribe.


This 99+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. Light moisture wrinkling.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 6.25 x 9.25 inches; 16 x 23 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: mythology, mythical, folklore, folk tale, indigenous people, tribal, fence