Sandtiger Shark Zuni Fetish by Jonathan Sandy
Dimensions: 4 3/8" long
Artist: Jonathan Sandy
Zuni Fetishes were considered to be so powerful by the U.S. Government that in the late 1800's Frank Hamilton Cushing was sent out to the Zuni Reservation to live among the Zuni people and investigate and study the mysterious power of the Zuni Fetishes. Zuni fetishes were also so well respected by other tribes, that they were and still are in high demand for a variety of purposes.
Gray Nurse or Sandtiger Shark has a fearsome appearance, but in reality is non-aggressive unless provoked. This shark is also highly adaptable, being a popular choice for aquariums due to it's non-aggressive nature, fearsome appearance, and its unusual ability to adapt well to captivity. Sandtiger shark teaches us both the benefits and drawbacks of appearing to be what we are not, and reminds us to adapt to our surroundings. Shark reminds us to own our power.
Keywords: Survival, Adaptability, Ownership of Power
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