Offerings to Sun

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The spiritual nature of the Plains Indians led them to create holy places to which they would go to commune with those spirits that guided their lives or to feel close to what some called the Sure-Enough Father. Native American friends took artist Howard Terpning to such a place on the Blackfeet Reservation south of Browning, Montana. For generations and generations, the Blackfeet had been going into the woods and attaching small offerings to tree trunks and branches. In earlier times these would have been such rarities as eagle feathers, ermine tails or medicine bundles containing items of religious significance. In modern times swatches of cloth are an accepted substitute, respectfully maintaining the custom of ancestors.

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Edition Type

LIMITED EDITION CANVAS

Image Size

34"w x 25 1/2"h

Limited Edition of

650

Production Date

February 2002