The Bear Clan people are the protectors. They are also the caretakers of Mother Earth's medicines. The Bear has many of the same qualities of man. The Bear Clan is known as the Medicine People. Iroquois people have passed on stories for generations
about how the Bear Clan people came to receive the gift of medicine from an elder woman who had knowledge of healing with the medicines from the Mother Earth.
Hand-wrought, cut copper, assemblage welded in hard silver and given a verdigris patina. Raised patterns are then polished. There is a solid thick copper wire welded on back for easy wall hanging. This sculpture has been traditionally blessed.