Limited, archival quality giclee reproduction. 17 ¾" x 20 ½"
This horse is raising his hooves high in time with the beat of the drum as he participates in the "Horse Dance." Horses did actually seem to dance as they circled without riders or any guidance in this dance. The title of the painting is the Dakota word for horse. A literal translation would be "dog god." Before the horse came, the dog was the only domestic animal. The horse was so much larger than the dog that he was almost godlike in comparison.