Feb 24, 2011

#5 Eagle Elk-Ogalala (Sioux)

10 x 8 oil on canvas panel

Eagle Elk was a warrior and hunter from the Ogalala tribe, a division of the Sioux, originating from Bad River in the South Dakota region.  He was a cousin to Crazy Horse.

Feb 14, 2011

# 4 Apsaroke Mother

10 x 8 oil on canvas panel

Behind every great Native American there is a great Native American woman; and behind every great Native American woman is the next generation.  The Apsaroke tribe was a matrelinear culture whose generations were traced through the mother's side.  It was also traditional upon marriage for the man to move in with his wife and mother-in-law.  They were a northern plains tribe that eventually settled in the Montana region.