Spirit of the White Buffalo Calf Woman
  Harvey Pratt
  Oklahoma Gazette

Artist's Description

This design depicts the legend of the gift of the sacred pipe by White Buffalo Calf Woman. The legs of the white buffalo are painted gray and black because the buffalo has run through the sacred fires and his legs are covered with ashes. The woman is shown left and right profile on the sides of the buffalo, she is holding the sacred pipe with
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eagle feathers. The buffalo is covered with hummingbirds and butterflies, the hummingbirds are used because they are swift, fierce, and protective of their territory, butterflies are used as things of affection.

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.