The Snowy Owl watercolor painting to the right side has the following legend written on the back:
"One of the many Tlinglit legends tells how "Owl" overcame incredible odds to bring man fire. During the long journey, the fire and ashes scorched her beautiful white coat. Her long beak was burned to a short stub, the smoke ruined her voice. "Raven", in an effort to hurry her, pushed "Owl" into a pitch tree, flattening and disfiguring her face. To this day, "Owl's" descendants bear the scorched and speckled coat, the shrill voice, the stubby beak and need to sleep during the day so the light will not hurt their eyes".