People were made in the very beginning but they were not altogether right. Only some were right. But the one called Xe:l’s arrived, and he took pity on the people. After that, people everywhere became right. Those who were not right were fixed, but those who were impossible he changed. Many were turned to stone. Many were turned into some kind of animal or bird. There were those who became fishes.

– məńeʔɬ, Grandpa James Point, ca. 1963


Thomas Cannell
Coast Salish Arts


Thomas’ work has been commissioned internationally. All artworks can be shipped worldwide.