kči-čči (The Great Penetrating Arrow), by James Eric Francis Sr., 2019

Contributed by Hudson Museum, Univ. of Maine


Penobscot artist James Eric Francis Sr.'s painting is a depiction of the Gluskabe story, where the culture hero shoots an arrow into the brown/black ash /basket tree, and the people come forth singing and dancing, along with many of the key animals in Wabanaki cosmology.

Beyond its cultural significance, the representation connects Wabanaki people and places, and critical natural resources found across our landscape. The teachings contained within the stories of Gluskabe and the animals provide not only ecological insights, but the responsibilities all Wabanaki people have to these resources.

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  • Title: kči-čči (The Great Penetrating Arrow), by James Eric Francis Sr., 2019
  • Creator: James Eric Francis, Sr.
  • Creation Date: 2019
  • Subject Date: circa 2019
  • Location: Old Town, Penobscot County, ME
  • Media: Acrylic on canvas
  • Dimensions: 60.5 cm x 91 cm
  • Local Code: HM9254
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Hudson Museum, Univ. of Maine
5746 Maine Center for the Arts, Orono, ME 04469
(207) 581-1902

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