The Prophet
30x48 oil on canvas

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This painting of a Peigan (Blackfoot) man was inspired partly by a Curtis photograph and also from a visit to Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump Museum just north-west of Fort Macleod, Alberta. He holds the sacred red pipe of the buffalo gift and asks for the return of the buffalo and traditional ways. While he puts on a brave face, he knows secretly by intuition from the Great Spirit that many generations will pass before reconcilliation will come.

Map Link to Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump Museum.

Common sense is anything BUT common (Martin Armstrong)