The Sundance Series is a 42-painting series about the Blackfeet Medicine Lodge Ceremony, created by artist Gary Schildt between 1995 and 1997. In his own words, his vision “has been to somehow fuse all the written works, old photos, ceremonies, and the Blackfeet people into one big collection of new light, color and dimension.”
The Medicine Lodge Ceremony, or Sun Dance, is an annual religious festival and the highest expression of the Blackfeet religion. It is still celebrated on the Blackfeet Reservation.
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