Blackfeet Sun Dance, Medicine Lodge

Artist
Joseph Henry Sharp
Date
1906
Catalogue Number
587
Medium
oil on canvas
Inscriptions

LR: J.H.SHARP. On verso: Blackfeet Sun Dance Medicine Lodge about 1905-6. On sticker on verso: Blackfeet Sun Dance, Medicine Lodge, 1906

Dimensions
7 x 9 1/2 in.
Credit Line
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK. Gift of the Thomas Gilcrease Foundation, 1955.
Accession Number
0137.32
Subjects
Blackfeet, ceremony, sun dance

The artist:; [?]; Thomas Gilcrease Foundation, Tulsa, OK; present owner by gift, 1964

This small oil study of a Blackfeet Sun Dance lodge was made in 1906. Such a structure was erected each summer as a centerpiece in the spiritual life of all Blackfeet camps.