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Photo of the Bear and the Steelhead bench in the National Library of Medicine's Herb Garden
Bear and the Steelhead: The carvings on this bench, entitled Bear and the Steelhead, depict a story from the Salish people of the northwestern United States and British Columbia. The story teaches respect for natural cycles, represented by the salmon's annual migration upriver from the sea to freshwater breeding grounds. This totem bench was carved by Jewell James of the House of Tears Carvers, Lummi Nation, Bellingham, WA.
Courtesy J.S.A Photography