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Gahikwaia? Gana? by Peter Jemison

Peter Jemison (Cattaraugus Seneca, b. 1945)

GAHIKWAIA? GANA? 1994
mixed media and beads on hat
5" x 7" x 12"

"The cap/hat - that's an inside joke which mostly Iroquois/Seneca will appreciate. Our friends who have been taught the "sign" will also get it, for your edification. Gana? refers to penis-when you give somebody the sign, you are referencing their Gana. Gana? is Seneca-Gahikwaia? means hat in Seneca."