Wolf, Bear and Turtle are the three clans of the Oneida
Nation. Ours is a matrilineal society, which means your clan
and Nation membership all come from your mother.
The Wolf Clan is responsible for providing guidance
on the earth. They are known as the pathfinders. They
give us direction in the way we should go on the pathways
of life. The wolf is responsible for guiding the people in
their lives to live in the way the Creator has meant for them.
The wolf has taught us to use our ears and to be watchful.
The wolf has a strong sense of family.
This wall hung piece is a hand-wrought cut copper assemblage welded in hard silver and given a verdigris patina before the stars and moon were polished. Thick, solid copper wire loops are welded onto the back top corners for easy hanging.