The “Talking Stick” is used by the speaker who wishes to make an important announcement. The stick is carved with a crest figure. During the Potlatch Ceremony, this was a representation of the property to be given away, and by touching the stick, the guests formally indicated their acceptance of the amount. The Eagle is seen as a symbol of power and prestige, and Eagle also has a strong connection to peace.
12-1/2″ x 2″ (31.1cm x 5cm)
Frank Katz “11” – Ron Fa “75” – PM – Eagle (sic)