Saturday, July 29, 2017

"Wovoka's Dream"
Unfinished Clay

By David Lemon
Edition of 30
31 inches tall 24 at it's widest
(without wood base)

Pre-Cast Price $4,995

"When the Sun died, I went up to Heaven and saw God and all the people who had died a long time ago. God told me to come back and tell my people they must be good and love one another, and not fight, or steal or lie. He gave me this dance to give to my people." With these words, spoken by a Paiute rancher named Wovoka to describe a dream he experienced during a full eclipse on New Year's Day of 1889, the Native American Ghost Dance religion came into being.
Few people, either Native or white, could have imagined the tragedy which would arise from this new faith within two years of this jolting statement. But while the brief and bloody history of the Ghost Dance has been well documented, the story of its creator remains curiously elusive. Few people have had a more profound effect on Native American history as Wovoka.