From the Kwakiutl tribe of northwest Washington comes the mythology of good and evil. It is the story of Mink (good) and Wolf (evil). Drama in the forest!
Mink was the greatest of hunters. Of all creatures that lived in the forests, none compared to Mink. All were in awe of his skill as a hunter. All, that is, except Wolf.
Wolf did all he could to try to match Mink. And sometimes he came close, but he always failed. He was always second best. A simmering rage came over Wolf's spirit toward Mink. He wanted to be the BEST! And, if he stole Minks spirit by killing him, then that is exactly what he would do.
So he hid from him in the forest and indeed, he did kill Mink. He was able to pass Minks power to his sons and that was the legacy of Wolf. You do not often see Indian art of the northwest... especially sculpture of the nortwest. As you know, this is moose antler, and the ears are deer antler.