Aleut Chief and Daughter (1988)



Wood Engraving

Dale DeArmond

Edition of 100

Edition of A/P: 10

Edition of P/P: 10


Paper type: Archival quality

Image size: 5" x 6"


Hand pulled by the artist on an Ettan etching press at Juneau, Alaska, September, 1988. 


Illustration for an Aleut folktale about the daughter of a great chief. The girl ran away from home and after some misadventures was rescued by and old woman and taken to the sky world where she married a star and lived happily ever after in the most approved fairy tale style. The story is a kind of Aleut version of Beauty and the Beast.

In the engraving the chief is wearing ceremonial robes of embroidered gutskin. The girl wears a birdskin kamleika (it was light and waterproof). The chief carries a throwing stick for casting a hunting spear with extra force. 


Original price: $35.00