Horse Nation of the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ
On view: July 2 - October 19, 2018
Gallery Reception: July 20 from 6-8pm
“Horse Nation of the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ” explores how horses shape the history, spirituality, and culture of the Dakhóta, Nakhóta, and Lakȟóta (Dakota, Nakota, and Lakota) people, collectively known as the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ (Seven Council Fires). Horses serve as allies in hunting and in battle, but are revered for more than their utility. Horses were, and still are, recognized as relatives and are vital members of the community. The exhibition features more than 20 artworks—including paintings, textiles, film, and beadwork—by leading contemporary Native American artists.
This exhibition is part of a larger look at Horse Nation, including exhibitions at All My Relations Gallery (June 7–October 8, 2018) and the Minneapolis Institute of Art (June 10 - February 3, 2019).
Organized by The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School with support from Red Cloud Indian School, Inc., The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, South Dakota Humanities Council, Black Hills Community Foundation, Joyce Dobbert, Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies, and Racing Magpie LLC
Donald F. Montileaux
Kendra Black Lance
James Star Comes Out
Esmarie Cariaga Whiteman
Charles Chief Eagle
Charles Her Many Horses
Elton Three Stars Sr.
Michael Two Bulls
Ed Two Bulls (1938-2011)
Dennis White Thunder
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