Lummi Tribal School is on the Lummi Reservation near Bellingham, Washington. The tribe has a carving center that is known internationally for its expert carvers. This QTVR Object movie was created in Spring, 1998 by teachers at the school. It has 180 degrees of horizontal motion and 100 degrees of vertical motion. Tessa, a 5th grader at the school, interviewed Rod Julius the Lummi carver who created the mask.
Tessa: Tell me about your mask.
Rod: The carving is tiltled Black Hawk Speaks.
Tessa: Is there a story behind the mask?
Rod: Actually there is because the original carver is Jewel James. He started it but didn't have time to finish it. So I finished it and called it Black Hawk Speaks.
Tessa: How long have you been carving?
Rod: I started carving under the direction of Dale James, who is the late brother of Jewell James. Before his death, Dale was the preeminent carver at Lummi. He has carvings throughout the world, including the White House, Japan, and Australia. His brother Jewell is now a master carver, and I carve with him.
Tessa: Are you working on any carvings right now?
Rod: Not now, at the moment I am working on pencil drawings and plaques for the Lummi High School.
Tessa: How do you feel about having your carving on a national web site?
Rod: That's pretty exciting actually. Because what I'm doing is getting the Dale James influence out so people can see that gorgeous style of carving.