North Dakota

North Dakota Mourning
30 x 24"
acrylic on canvas

North Dakota became a state in 1889.

Standing Rock Reservation- According to Dakota legend, it is a body of a young Indian woman with her child on her back who were left in camp when she refused to accompany the tribe as they moved south. When others were sent back to find her, she was found to have turned to stone.

Sitting Bull (Tatanka Iyontanke) - original burial site.

Fort Rice is now occupied by prairie dogs.

1863 cannon at Fort Rice

Huff Indian Village

Bismarck North Dakota, state capital.

Finishing December 29, 1890 on the capital lawn.

The Rodeo and Powwow were delayed due to rain!

Rodeo in Fort Yates

Fort Yates Powwow. Local tribes celebrate their culture by dancing in ceremonial dress.

Seven men sit around one drum, harmonizing in Native tongue. Before playing, tobacco is sprinkled on the drum. It is disrespectful to leave the drum circle, even when not playing.

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