Salmon Woman with Hummingbird Earrings

Fossil Walrus Ivory, 14K Gold

The Haida name for the hummingbird is Sah Sin. It was a seldom-used design, but in the story of the creek, Salmon Woman calls the salmon back to the streams from their home across the sea. Raven spies her long copper nails and the hummingbirds in her long flowing hair and falls madly in love with her.

–Jerry Hill