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Friday, August 24, 2012

"Sweetgrass"

Edition of 40
27 and 1/2 inches tall

Retail Price $6,500

This limited edition bronze, represents a Southern Cheyenne girl, dressed in a traditional skin dress.
The Cheyenne are one of the best known of the Plains tribes. The Cheyenne Nation formed into ten bands, spread across the Great Plains, from southern Colorado to the Black Hills in South Dakota. At the same time, they created a centralized structure through ritual ceremonies, such as the Sun Dance. When gathered, the bands leaders met in formal council. Alone among the Plains tribes, they waged war at the tribal level, first against their traditional enemy, the Crow, and later (1856*1879) against United States Army forces. In the mid-19th century, the bands began to split, with some bands choosing to remain near the Black Hills, while others chose to remain near the Platte Rivers of central Colorado.





Video showing the creation of this bronze from armature to finished bronze.


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