Orca Ring, 14 kt. Gold

United States
$405.00
Item No. N814Rg
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This 14 kt. gold Orca ring was designed by Bill Wilson, a Tlingit Indian raised in Hoonah, Alaska. The ring adjusts readily from about size 5 to size 10. The ring is from our collection of Trade Bracelets and Rings struck from dies made in the early 1900's, made in the USA.

This 14 kt. gold Orca ring was designed by Bill Wilson, a Tlingit Indian raised in Hoonah, Alaska. The ring adjusts readily from about size 5 to size 10. The ring is from our collection of Trade Bracelets and Rings struck from dies made in the early 1900's, made in the USA.

  • Orca
    Whales, a common motif in the art of the Northwest Coast peoples, were the subject of countless stories and legends. One story held that a whale could capture a canoe and drag it and the people aboard down to an underwater Village of the Whales. These people were then transformed into whales themselves. The Haida believed that whales seen near villages were these drowned people trying to communicate with the villagers.

    A Tlingit legend tells that the first orcas (killer whales) were carved from yellow cedar and sent into the ocean with instructions to be friendly towards people. The killer whales guide the Indians towards fish and are helpful except when they are treated discourteously.

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