The End of the Ancestors

Photo: Nathaniel Willson

The End of the Ancestors


Gerald Bruce subiyay Miller

Native American, Skokomish, 1944 - 2005

Wood, sheep's wool, animal hair, cedar bark, beads, shells
Overall (Panels): 81 x 97 x 13 1/2in. (205.7 x 246.4 x 34.3cm)
Overall (Loom): 60 x 53 x 18in. (152.4 x 134.6 x 45.7cm)
Length (Spindle): 36in. (91.4cm)
Diameter (Whorl): 8in. (20.3cm)
Length (3 Wood spears with barbs): 112in. (284.5cm)
Length (Wood bow): 30in. (76.2cm)
Overall (Blanket): 53in. (134.6cm)
Gift of Steven, Jomarie, Andrew, Erika and Wisten Klein
Provenance: Commissioned from artist by Steven Klein in early 1990s.
Photo: Nathaniel Willson
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistoryOlympia, Washington, Capital Museum, ca. 1993

Seattle, Washington, Sea Tac Airport, approximately ca. 1994
Published ReferencesPBS (Public Broadcast System) Film documentary done on artist working on piece; ca. 1993

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