Bear Lodge, AKA Devil’s Tower, Wyoming. According to the Native American tribes of the Kiowa and Lakota, a group of girls went out to play and were spotted by several giant bears, who began to chase them. In an effort to escape the bears, the girls climbed atop a rock, fell to their knees, and prayed to the Great Spirit to save them. Hearing their prayers, the Great Spirit made the rock rise from the ground towards the heavens so that the bears could not reach the girls. The bears, in an effort to climb the rock, left deep claw marks in the sides, which had become too steep to climb. Those are the marks which appear today on the sides of Devils Tower. When the girls reached the sky, they were turned into the stars of the Pleiades.
PRINT SALE **LINK IN PROFILE** Until May 13 I am selling a series of ten signed prints.
These images were taken in 2017 on Native Reservations across the American West, during a grant from Sony #sonyalpha.
Each 6 x 9” signed archival pigment print on 8.5 x 11” museum quality paper is $150, or $1000 for the box set of ten.
10% of the proceeds go to benefit the ongoing relief effort on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
Many Oglala Lakota Natives on the Pine Ridge Reservation are experiencing a State of Emergency due to recent flooding events from Winter Storm Ulmer.
First Families Now, a 501(c)(3) on the Reservation, has been helping families with gas, motels, food, cleaning supplies, beds, furniture and more during the flooding events.
Alice Phelps, a high school principal, and her family run the organization. She said much of the problem stems from road destruction and decreased access to these roads as a result of the storms. “People are doing what they can to help each other but some people haven’t been able to go home, and they have children in school.” - Alice Phelps
DETAILS: This print sale ends at midnight EST May 13. Free domestic shipping and $15 Flat Rate International.