Travel Bug Dog Tag Fetish-Orca TB02

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Owner:
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Released:
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Origin:
Texas, United States
Recently Spotted:
In the hands of kareyu.

This is not collectible.

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Please drop this item in rural or Premium Member Only caches.  Do not drop it in an urban cache or leave it behind at a caching event.  Transport the bug in the original plastic bag for as long as the bag lasts; this prevents the chain and tag tangling with other items.  Otherwise, take this travel bug anywhere you wish.  No permission needed to leave the US.

About This Item

orca

I have a small collection of animal fetish carvings. This is one of a series of travel bugs showing some of my favorite pieces.

Fetishes are an animals or figures carved from natural materials-- stone, minerals, gems, shell, antler, wood, amber, coral, fossil ivory and probably many more. Most of mine are quite small, less than two inches in height or length. Most of my collection is from Zuni artisans (New Mexico), but I also have items from carvers in other western states. This item was purchased in Alaska. The orca (or killer whale) is important in the history, art, spirituality and religion of the coastal peoples of the Pacific Northwest.

The Haida regarded killer whales as the most powerful animals in the ocean, and their mythology tells of killer whales living in houses and towns under the sea. According to these myths, killer whales took on human form when submerged, and humans who drowned went to live with them. For the Kwakwaka'wakw, the killer whale was regarded as the ruler of the undersea world, with sea lions for slaves and dolphins for warriors. In Kwakwaka'wakw and Nuu-chah-nulth mythology, killer whales may embody the souls of deceased chiefs. The Tlingit of southeastern Alaska regarded the killer whale as custodian of the sea and a benefactor of humans.

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Tracking History (5818.1mi) View Map

Retrieve It from a Cache 5/26/2014 kareyu retrieved it from NCOG Series - Franklin. Ohio   Visit Log

Will take to florida next week!

Dropped Off 12/30/2013 swisniewski placed it in NCOG Series - Franklin. Ohio - 24.58 miles  Visit Log

New home for now!

Retrieve It from a Cache 12/26/2013 swisniewski retrieved it from Big Darby Headwaters #6: Redux Ohio   Visit Log

My first Trackable! On to a new destination.

Discovered It 11/16/2013 Mad Cat discovered it   Visit Log

Found today in cache, left it!!

Dropped Off 10/12/2013 Merry Villains placed it in Big Darby Headwaters #6: Redux Ohio - .22 miles  Visit Log

Sorry I held on for you for so long. This seams like a great spot for a drop.

Visited 10/12/2013 Merry Villains took it to Big Darby Headwaters #5: Death of a Giant Ohio - .15 miles  Visit Log

Visited Big Darby Headwaters #5: Death of a Giant (GC3MD73)

Visited 10/12/2013 Merry Villains took it to Big Darby Headwaters #4: Bridge Troubled Waters? Ohio - .21 miles  Visit Log

Visited Big Darby Headwaters #4: Bridge Troubled Waters? (GC3MD50)

Visited 10/12/2013 Merry Villains took it to Big Darby Headwaters #3: Observation Deck Ohio - .13 miles  Visit Log

Visited Big Darby Headwaters #3: Observation Deck (GC3MD1V)

Visited 10/12/2013 Merry Villains took it to Big Darby Headwaters #2: Along The Trail Ohio - 12.01 miles  Visit Log

Visited Big Darby Headwaters #2: Along The Trail (GC3MCZP)

Visited 9/27/2013 Merry Villains took it to homerun! Ohio - 4.51 miles  Visit Log

Visited homerun! (GC4FRRF)

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