Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The Return of the Buffalo - Ghost Dress

The Return of the Buffalo, oil painting on canvas, 30 x 40. 

The dress is an Arapaho Ghost Dress that would have been worn in the Ghost Dance. It was said that performing the Ghost Dance would peacefully end the dominance of the white Man and return abundance to the land, including the return of the Buffalo.
The Thunderbird and New Moon symbolize the beginning of a new life. The woman dressed in red holding the Sacred Pipe and a branch from the holy cedar tree, represents adherence to the tribal culture. The Morning star in day and night are above her left and right. The stars are symbols of the universe being called upon to help them


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