Origins of Ledger Art
The Lakota always painted on Buffalo hides that depicted important events in their history.
In the 1880’s the Buffalo were gone and hides were hard to come by.
Being very resourceful they acquired old ledgers from the Forts or trading post and used colored pencils to portray their important events.
They were also used by Warriors in prison and children in forced Boarding Schools.
Cuwe Star, may your name never be forgotten,
Strong Lakota woman
Star guiding me and protecting me
Advising me on life.
On the darkest night
I look to the sky
And know you are in heaven
With the other shining stars.
Mother, Sister, Daughter or friend
There you are, Brightest Star
Cuwe Star, strong Lakota Woman.
– Sandy Swallow
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