Zeb the Duck here. Eider Duck and I are traveling for awhile with the humans. It is a great trip, but mom is having problems getting photos in the blog posts. She bought a new traveling computer and is not doing well with it. Guess she needs more lessons. We will start posting late July. Hope you will read about our adventures then.
Today, June 14, is Flag Day in the United States. According to the History Channel, June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution stating that the flag of the United States be 13 stripes, alternate red and white, and the union be 13 stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation. Today the stripes represent the 13 original colonies and the 50 stars represent the 50 states of the United States of America. Flag Day, 2015, is also the 240th birthday of the U. S. Army. Today, the Colorado Traveling Ducks hope you proudly and properly display the American Flag.
The Colorado Traveling Ducks and the humans want to congratulate American Pharoah and Victor Espinoza for the win in the Belmont Stakes. American Pharoah is the first Triple Crown in 37 years. There has not been a Triple Crown winner since 1978. Congratulations American Pharoah!
We ducks are now a symbol of literacy which leads to knowledge. Our relatives are in a display window of a public library in the Washington D.C. area. We are so proud!
Thanks to our friend for sending this photo to us!
I, Zeb the Duck, visited the Denver Art Museum again. I like this museum. This mom and a friend took me to the Northwest Coast Art. This is on level 2 of the North Building. I saw this mask.
Beau Dick created it about 1955. It is made of wood, horse hair, paint, rope, and cedar bark. Then I looked a this mask, labeled Magic By the Firelight.
These are big masks. This Pair of House Posts, was created by Douglas Cranmer.
Douglas is from Namgis First Nation in Alert Bay, British Columbia. Look a this. Chief Johny Scow, a Welcome Figure from around 1900 is made of cedar and metal.
This Welcome Figure originally stood at the mouth of Kingdom River in British Columbia. Once it held copper (a sign of wealth) in its up raised arms, signifying wealth and power of the artist’s clan. Button Blankets showed power. This one, made of cloth and buttons about 1925 is by Willie Seaweed.
This blanket showing two killer whales was worn by the artist, Willie Seaweed during a variety of dances. We also liked the other Button Blanket.
Here is a Bentwood Box by Larry Rosso.
I like it. This smaller Bentwood Box is by a Haida artist from the mid 1800s.
This is another really tall totem.
I, Zeb the Duck, look so small. Here is a suit of armor by Jimmy Otiyohok from about 1945.
This suit of armor is made of wars skin, seal skin and wood. Here is a photo of a mannequin showing the suit of armor is worn.
There are so many things here, you would really like it. There is something to capture the interest of every human.