The Bear Medicine Man
Oil on cardboard, 28” x 40”, 1969
The Great Ojibway people of North America believed there was one God, Gitchi Manitou, who was their only God and whom they worshipped. The Ojibway believed that there were six layers of heaven. Each Indian went to one of these layers according to the way he behaved himself on earth. Everyone went to heaven no matter what he did.. after all there was lots of room.