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Leroy Henry was born on February 18, 1974 into the Cayuga Tribe, a member of the Turtle Clan. He is a traditionalist which means that he is not a member of the band, observes the old teachings. He started wood carving at seventeen and changed to steatite (commonly referred to as soapstone). Leroy lives and works on the Six Nations Indian Reserve in Ontario.
The bear is a healer and a giver of good medicine, protector and symbolizes physical strength and leadership, learned humility and teaching. A bear is one of the most prevalent figures in crest and shamanic art, as well as in myths.