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Legend of Creation, #2 / Jimalee Chitwood Burton

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Legend of Creation, #2
Jimalee Chitwood Burton (Artist)
Native American; Cherokee
Oil on board
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Donated by Jimalee Burton in memory of her husband, Dan Burton
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Previous Number(s): 
0100.2202; 29552
Signed by hand in paint, "JIMALEE BURTON HO-CHEENEE" in lower left on recto; Inscribed in type, “[beginning of text cut off] The four great winds blew from the earth the great water. Rocks and land appeared. Star people had a place to stand. Elk was very happy! He lay down and rolled and rolled. Wherever a hair fell out, up sprang beans, corn, grass and trees. Star people had plenty to eat. Animals gave them their clothes, covering for tepees. Birds gave them feathers. Symbols on tepees – [– written in pen] mean they [y written in pen] are children of Sun and Moon. ( Ho-cheenee) [sic] Jimalee Burton” on attached piece of paper in top center on verso; Inscribed in type, “Mrs. Dan Bu[portion of text cut off] 2445 East 17th Pl[portion of text cut off] Tulsa [end of text cut off]” on sticker in lower right on verso.
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