Bringing home the buffalo: Print of original artwork

Artist Butch ThunderHawk
Nation Yanktonai Dakota/ Hunkpapa Lakota (Western Sioux)
Date 2017
MaterialOriginal: coloured pencil and ink pen on ledger paper
Gifted by Butch ThunderHawk

“A successful buffalo hunt, that the entire camp will share. The markings on the horse gives protection to the horse and rider. The circle around the eyes gives the horse a powerful sense of sight. The yellow lightning bolt down the legs gives the horse speed and strength during the hunt. The white circle with wavy lines is the symbol of power from the spirits above.”

Butch ThunderHawk