"Cover my earth mother four times with many flowers..."
Circa 1975
22.69 in HIGH x 17.69 in WIDE
(57.63 cm HIGH x 44.93 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.

Bottom center margin has small black text reading "This poster is from a photograph entitled "Zuni Governor", by Edward S. Curtis and originally published in his book, The North American Indian. / The text is adapted from Matilda Coxe Stevenson's translation published in "The Zuni Indians", 23rd annual BAE report, Washington, D.C., 1904, / and arranged by William Brandon in his book , The Magic World: American Indian Songs and Poems published by Wm. Morrow & Co., New York. /This is one of a series of posters available reprinted on heavy paper in color, by this paper. / Write: Akwesasne Notes, Mohawk Nation, via Rooseveltown, N.Y. 13683."

This poster is a grayscale print of a photograph of a male figure with shoulder-length gray hair and a fabric headband printed on pink paper. He is seen from the side and is looking over his right shoulder but not at the camera. Orange text in the bottom left reads "Cover my earth mother / four times with many flowers / Cover the heavens / with high-piled clouds / Cover the earth with fog / cover the earth with rains / Cover the earth with great rains / cover the earth with lightnings / Let the thunder drum all over the earth / let the thunder be heard / Let thunder drum over all / over all the six directions of the earth".

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