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Object Number:45-15-283
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Oglala
Provenience: United States of America
South Dakota
Medicine Road District
Pine Ridge Reservation
Culture Area: Plains Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Muslin
Paint
Technique:Painted
Iconography:Ghost Dance
Star
Planet
Eagle
Lightning
Iconography Subject:Ghost Dance
Length: 85 cm
Width: 177 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Mrs. Owen Stephens, 1945

Description

Depiction of Ghost Dance cosmology; Front: Dream-Producer Dragonfly, dreams, medicine; headed star, evening star; two stars, probably planets; green world below; back: Thunder-Eagle with lightening descending to green earth; fringe colored with sacred red paint - path leading to Happy Hunting Grounds (Hereafter); green dots (stations on the way); blue lightning along arms.

Bibliography:

[Book] Maurer, Evan M. 1992. Visions of the People: A Pictorial History of Plains Indian Life.. University of Washington Press. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 174View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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