NDAGA

Linda Whitney

POWWOW PORTRAITS

 
Uncismall Lakota They Came
   
The Zebra Caller, Monotype, 61x22  

 Artist Statement: "In the seventies I spent five years living on the land once occupied by the Mandan and Hidatsa people. I was a farmer/gatherer/hunter and worked at learning the old ways. I experienced first hand the power of the elements and the need for the deep spiritual life. The harsh but beautiful land, the change of seasons, and the river filled up each day. The coyote's song, the stars, and the whispers of those who have passed filled the nights.

It was in this old place, found in a new journal, that I came to understand my Native heritage." ~ Linda Whitney