Ozaawaabiko-binesi ~ Copper Thunderbird ~ Miskwaabik Animikii
March 14th, 1931 /1932 or 1933/ - March 14th 2012
My Name is Norval Morrisseau...
"I was born in Forth William, Ontario - it's now part of Thunder Bay - on March 14th, 1931. There were nine of us, all boys. My mother and father were both Ojibway, but my mother was more Ojibway than my father; my father was partly half-breed French." 
 - THE ART OF NORVAL MORRISSEAU ('Jack Pollock's Book') /Lister Sinclair, Jack Pollock, and Norval Morrisseau/; ISBN: 0-458-93820-3 /Toronto, Ontario: Methuen, 1979./;
* Photography (detail) by Kay Tingley