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Devils Tower or Mato Tilipa, Wyoming. A place that has long been sacred to the Native American's. And it is easy to imagine why.

There are two great legends regarding the tower and the unusual looking columns that bear a striking resemblance to claw marks. It’s no surprise that both the stories, from the Lakota Sioux and the Kiowa, involve a similar narrative. In the Lakota Sioux legend, six girls were out picking flowers when they were attacked and chased by bears. The Great Spirit felt bad for them, and raised the ground beneath their feet. The bears gave chase and attempted to climb the newly formed tower, but they couldn’t get to the top. The bears fell off, clawing the sides of the monolith.

The Kiowa legend follows a similar story-line but includes astrology as well. Seven little Kiowa girls were out playing, spotted by several giant bears, and were chased. The girls prayed to the Great Spirit, and sure enough the ground rose beneath them towards the Heavens. The bears tried to climb the rock but only managed to leave their deep claw marks on the sides. The girls reached the sky and were turned into the constellation Pleiades.

Which ever you believe, it will always be a special place to me.

Rain at the Sacred Tower is 24 x 12 inches on stretched canvas. It comes with a certificate of authenticity, is wire and ready to hang.

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Rain at the Sacred Tower (2018)

$382

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