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Tiger and Eight Wheeled Legion

Adee Dodge

About The Tiger and Eight Wheeled Legion

Attached to the painting's dust cover:

"Tiger and 8 wheeled Legion
Na' at' oyee chant

This is part of the ancient survival chant that in turn became part of other chants. Boxing tiger companion of culture heroes. Ancient tiger symbol word stored as holy name for the spider people. This animal was kept for the spider people. This animal was kept as a symbol fetish pet along with other animals that were also useful especially in religion. Some were like snakes, dragons, gators, etc. Most of fast moving culture had to abandon them, the eastern dragon persists, but in them, the eastern dragon prsists, but in Navajo it has long been abandoned. Besides tiger was loveable pet, playful with everyone. Hunts for itself and for entire household. Brings home the kill, furnished food for others, was a good watch dog, good alarmer, quick, was a good tracker, good companion, general all around companion kept this a most beloved fetish and ranks with beast of burder. 

Survival chant
Nite chant
Star chant
Nature chant
Spiritual chant
Blessed way chant"

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Attached to the painting's dust cover:

"Tiger and 8 wheeled Legion
Na' at' oyee chant

This is part of the ancient survival chant that in turn became part of other chants. Boxing tiger companion of culture heroes. Ancient tiger symbol word stored as holy name for the spider people. This animal was kept for the spider people. This animal was kept as a symbol fetish pet along with other animals that were also useful especially in religion. Some were like snakes, dragons, gators, etc. Most of fast moving culture had to abandon them, the eastern dragon persists, but in them, the eastern dragon prsists, but in Navajo it has long been abandoned. Besides tiger was loveable pet, playful with everyone. Hunts for itself and for entire household. Brings home the kill, furnished food for others, was a good watch dog, good alarmer, quick, was a good tracker, good companion, general all around companion kept this a most beloved fetish and ranks with beast of burder. 

Survival chant
Nite chant
Star chant
Nature chant
Spiritual chant
Blessed way chant"

About the Artist

Adolph Bitanny Dodge was born in 1911 at Wheatfield, Arizona in the Navajo Nation in northeastern Arizona. He was the grandson of Henry Chee Dodge who was the last head chief of the Navajo Nation, and their first elected Tribal Chairman. While at Bacone Junior College Dodge was given the nickname "Adee" in respect to his initials, by his teachers.

He went on to earn a B.A. from the University of New Mexico in 1935, followed by an M.A. and a Juris Doctorate from Columbia University in 1935 and 1945. Dodge served in the U. S. Army during WWII, as a Navajo Code Talker.

Dodge began to paint actively in 1954, primarily in casein. He was commissioned to paint a mural at the Arizona State University Administration Building. Adee Dodge’s work has been exhibited at the Arizona State Museum, the Heard Museum, the Intertribal Indian Ceremonial and the Peabody Museum.  (1911-1992)

Medium Opaque water-based paint
Sight size 18 1/2" height X 13 1/2" width
Frame Two paper mats, non-glare glass, black wood molding
Frame size 24 1/8" height X 19 1/8" width
Signed "Adee 77" at viewer's lower right
Date of creation 1977
Condition Excellent, as appeared framed, glazed.
Provenance Consigned by an Arizona art collector RoMi
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