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Sun Dance for Two Days
  • George Ladeaux
    born: Fort Laramie, Wyoming Territory (present-day Wyoming), United States ; died: Pine Ridge, South Dakota, United States ; active: Pine Ridge, South
  • Sun Dance for Two Days, 1901–1904
  • Where object was made: Pine Ridge, South Dakota, United States
  • pencil, colored pencil
  • Object Height/Width: 20.3 x 29.1 cm
    Object Height/Width: 8 x 11 7/16 in
  • Transfer from Central College, Orville John and Evaline Dryer Green Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3865

This is a scene depicting a sun dance ceremony. There is a pole in the center of a circle and two large scale men, identified as He Dog and Spotted Elk, have tethers to chest wounds. There are smaller figures in a circle and a few standing inside the circle. There are horses and riders in the lower left corner. There are tipis in the upper right corner and more standing people in the lower right corner.