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tatanka

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on June 18, 2020 at 3:24 pm

watercolor 6/2020

Tatanka (buffalo) was held in high regard by the Lakota Sioux……. also called ‘The People.’ Tatanka was respected as a symbol of the divine……. root of abundance and manifestation.

 

The People were starving because there was no game. Two young men went out to look for food for their tribe in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Along the way, a beautiful young woman dressed in white appeared to them, saying, “Return to your people and tell them I am coming.” When she presented herself to the Lakota People with the sacred pipe which showed how all things were connected, she taught them the mysteries of the earth. She taught the People seven sacred ways to pray. These prayers are ceremonies to restore health to the body, mind and spirit, and pray for the well-being of all the People. Another wisdom which she imparted with great imperative was that the woman is like the central fire in the Teepee which imparts well-being and that she must be respected if they would prosper. 

Then, before leaving, she rolled upon the earth four times, changing color each time, turning into a white buffalo calf before she disappeared. As she left, great herds of buffalo surrounded the camps. After that day the Lakota honored their pipe and buffalo were plentiful.

keeper of the grasslands

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on October 28, 2016 at 8:41 am
watercolor 10/2016

watercolor 10/2016

Peace is this moment…..with no judgement.

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white buffalo

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on March 14, 2011 at 11:09 am

original watercolor aceo 3.5 2.5 c3/2011

Spirit white buffalo…the Mother of Life….brought us the sacred bundle and the pipe to help teach us peace and understanding. This according to Lakota legend was passed down by word of mouth to each succeeding generation.