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The Return of the Buffalo – Ghost Dress

The Return of the Buffalo by K Henderson

The Return of the Buffalo, oil painting on canvas, 30 x 40.

The dress is an Arapaho Ghost Dress that would have been worn in the Ghost Dance. It was said that performing the Ghost Dance would peacefully end the dominance of the white Man and return abundance to the land, including the return of the Buffalo.

The Thunderbird and New Moon symbolize the beginning of a new life. The woman dressed in red holding the Sacred Pipe and a branch from the holy cedar tree, represents adherence to the tribal culture. The Morning star in day and night are above her left and right. The stars are symbols of the universe being called upon to help them

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Posted by on October 7, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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Ghost Shirt by K Henderson

Ghost Shirt, 36 x 30, oil on canvas

 This type of shirt would have been worn in the Ghost Dance. It was said that performing the Ghost Dance would peacefully end the dominance of the white Man and return abundance to the land, including the return of the Buffalo.

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Spirit War – Ghost Shirt

Spirit War, 30 x 40, oil on canvas

American Indian prophet, Wovoka, began the Ghost Dance religion in an attempt to bring peace between the Indians and the Whites. It brought together element of Paiute, Christian, Shaker and Mormon religions. From the latter, Wavoka made use of the Mormon Endowment Robe, a robe “emblazoned with sacred symbols… reputed to protect the wearer from Satan and physical harm”

The Ghost Shirt is painted with symbols as a prayer to ask for natures help in restoring Peace and Abundance. The shirt was also said to protect the wearer from bullets.

 

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The Return of the Buffalo – Ghost Dress

The Return of the Buffalo is an oil painting on canvas, 30 x 40.

The dress is an Arapaho Ghost Dress that would have been worn in the Ghost Dance. It was said that performing the Ghost Dance would peacefully end the dominance of the white Man and return abundance to the land, including the return of the Buffalo.

The Thunderbird and New Moon symbolize the beginning of a new life. The woman dressed in red holding the Sacred Pipe and a branch from the holy cedar tree, represents adherence to the tribal culture. The Morning star in day and night are above her left and right. The stars are symbols of the universe being called upon to help them

This painting is available at K. Henderson Studio

 

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