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Preston Singletary

Blackfish Robe

Blown and sand-carved glass, 28"h x 10"w x 9"d, Item No. 19218,

This piece is a Killer whale body that Gonakadet a Tlingit man wore to secretly get fish and seafood for his starving family and clan members. The wife took credit for all this wealth in food and wished for bigger and bigger quantities, Halibut, seals and sealions. The strain and effort for Gonakadet got the best of him and he died from exhaustion. It was discovered when the Killer washed ashore and the people found Gonakadet inside of the Killer whale carcass.