LIMITED EDITION PRINTS AVAILABLE
I am making available, two prints of my paintings, limited editions of 500. Half of the proceeds will go to Bill Windsor and his fight for justice for all Americans who have suffered gross injustice at the hands of clever attorneys and corrupt judges. He intends to make a documentary movie of the injustice in which I will tell Jami's story. Please scroll down to view paintings and instructions on how you may obtain a print.
Sitting Bull’s Way of Life
Janis Schmidt, artist
Oil on canvas
Print size, 16” x 20”
Sitting Bull is not only a great hero to Sioux Indians, both Lakota and Dakota, he is an icon to all Indian tribes. He fought for his land, his people, and his way of life. He had the charisma to organize the Indians tribes to defeat the
“Behold, the spring has come.
The earth has received the embraces of the sun.
Soon we shall see the results of that love.’
All of nature is awake and has a place in the sun.
Therefore, we yield to our neighbors,
Even our animal neighbors,
The same right to inhabit this land.
But now another race of people have come.
They build many things and leave behind much refuse.
They make many laws which the rich ma break,
But the poor may not.
They are like a spring freshet
That overflows its banks.
We cannot contain them
But we do not sell our land, our Mother.”
Oil on Canvas
Print size, 9” x 12”
Very little is left of the Indian ways. The pow wows of today are a modern invention. But it is the only opportunity Indians have to getting together with each other as they did many years ago. Dancing has become a contest. One of the categories is the traditional dance, where male dancers wear a bustle of eagle feathers. Many tribes come together at this time at the bigger pow wows, and it is a good time for everyone. These events are open to the public, and anyone can attend.
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