HOTOA'E (pronounced HOE-TOE-WA') (The Cheyenne Word for Buffalo)
  Eileen Johnston
  AEP/Public Service Company of Oklahoma
  City Park, Cheyenne, Oklahoma

Artist's Description

The board at Cheyenne, Oklahoma met and decided that they wanted their buffalo painted as natural looking as possible.

The Cheyenne area is a historic region with the Blackkettle Battlefield, Native Americans and natural grasslands.

The buffalo is entitled "Ho To Wah," which is buffalo in the Cheyenne language.

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In keeping with the spirit of the buffalo, what better representation of this area than a realistic buffalo.
Photos by Linda Barry

Spirit of the Buffalo originated as a public art project combining art, commerce and civic pride in Oklahoma featuring Oklahoma artists. Initial proceeds benefited the Nature Conservancy's work in Oklahoma. The website project continues through private funds.