The beautiful blanket is a tribute to the Elk or (Ponoka), which is a great resource for numerous Plains Indian Nations. In addition to being an important food source, the elk is also a sacred animal that even has its own songs in ceremonies. The lifeline, or sacred breath of the elk, is represented here with an arrow.
This vibrant cotton throw is a tribute to the Native slang, "snag" or “snaggin'.” This...
Emulating the breathtaking colors of the Montana skies, this stunning wool pays tribute to the vibrant Plains Indian Horse culture.
The first horse that came to the Blackfeet (Piikani) became known as the Elk Dog, revolutionizing the way we were able to hunt and becoming an integral part of everyday life on the Plains. Here, the horses are painted as they would have been before going on a hunt, raid, or into battle - with circles above their eyes to make them see farther and lightning on their bodies to make them run faster.
Being a member of the Piikani band of the Blackfoot Confederacy, it was important to me to represent the horse on my first wool blanket. It's still such a major part of our lives on the Plains today - the Plains Indian horse culture is alive and well!
The buffalo was the staff of life for most Plains Indian Nations. Today the buffalo...