Native American

Oskate

Artist: Darryl Growing Thunder

Culture/People: Assiniboine-Sioux

Place: Fort Peck Reservation, Montana

Media: Linen, ink, and marker

Dims: 36 x 47 x 1.5 in. (91.4 x 119.3 x 3.8 cm).

Date: 2005

Description: Darryl Growing Thunder was awarded the First Place blue ribbon from SWAIA in 2005 in its category for this piece.

In my awareness of Darryl’s talent, it exploded expectedly when he unrolled [this piece] in the early morning hours at the 2005 Indian Market—a linen ledger book style cloth entitled “Oskate” which refers to a celebration of nearly any kind for Plains Indians. Later on, after judging I saw it again, it had a blue ribbon award attached to it and I bought it. It made graphic elegance out of a Plains encampment that might otherwise have been thought of by others as simply an Indian “doings”. —Ted Coe

RTC No: NA1183
Gift of Ralph T. Coe, 2011

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