Daniel Long Soldier tells about The Betrayal of Crazy Horse through his art.
Now the Greenwich Workshop his helping Daniel's cause by publishing his paintings.
Set of 4 LIMITED EDITION PRINTS
Image size: 12"w x 8"h. each.
Limited Edition of: 45
In September of 1877, just over a year after his great victory at Little Big Horn over General Armstrong Custer, the Oglala War Chief Crazy Horse, was killed while in the custody of the U.S. Army at Fort Robinson (Nebraska).
In August of 1877, Chief Joseph and his band of Nez Perce had broken out of their reservation and were making their way to the Canadian border. There was significant concern as to whether Crazy Horse would inspire his people to join them. This, combined with inter-tribal politics, led to Crazy Horse being lured into military custody and his demise.
Crazy Horse’s last day and controversial death are the subject of the Daniel Long Soldier’s latest Lakota Wicitowa (Lakota Paintings), created on 19th century ledger paper and faithfully reproduced in this four-piece Fine Art Edition. The naïve drawing style on an authentic 1800’s ledger, immediately raises the question of whether or not we are looking at something created 150 years ago or today.
Sitting Bull (c.1831-1890) was the Native American chief under whom the Sioux tribes united in their struggle for survival on the North American Great Plains. The following text appears on the four Daniel Long Soldier pieces:
1. First noted for his ability in hunting buffalo calves at the age of 10. At age 14 Sitting Bull accompanied his father to war and counted his first coup.
2. Sitting Bull goes to war against the Assiniboine and is impressed by the bravery of an Assiniboine boy. Gives him the name “Hohe Chikala” or “Little Assinboine.” Later changed to Jumping Bull. He would accopmpany Sitting Bull to wars.
3. In 1846, Sitting Bull counts coup on Minitari chief named Bull Head and captures him. Then sent home with presents as a gesture to make peace with minitari and Assiniboine tribes
4. At age 59, Dec 1890, Sitting Bull is taken from his log cabin by 3 Indian policemen -- Brown Wolf, High Eagle and Red Tomahawk. A fight breaks out and Sitting Bull, seven of his followers, and six Indian police died.