A preview of the traveling Kaplan-Levi collection for the Seattle Art Museum.

They are but one of many kinds of spirits known to the Aboriginal people, who have been hunters and gatherers in Australia for some 40,000 years, since the Stone Age. In the 18th century, a recent time in their long history, their lives began to change when Australia became a British penal colony. Aborigines were dispossessed of land which was both their source of sustenance and the basis of their religious and ceremonial life. They were trucked to remote settlements, and reserves far from the sacred landscapes of their ancestors.