Nieweh Sakoiatison
Late 20th - Early 21st Century
17.00 in HIGH x 13.62 in WIDE
(43.18 cm HIGH x 34.61 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.

Poster is printed on white paper. Poster has a scalloped edge boarder. At the top of the poster is black text that reads: "Niehweh Sakoiatison". Below is a block of black text with a prayer to the "Creator". the text reads: "Now we give thanks to the Creator / Now smoke rises. It lifts our words to him. / We give thanks to our Mother Earth, from whose breast all things grow. / For vegatation upon which we exist, for bushes, trees, flowers and grasses; / For the Three Sisters, Corn, Beans, Squashes, our sustainers of life. / We thank Sakoiatison for our leaders, our Chiefs, the advisors of our people; / For the officers of our nation whose duties are to supervise various ceremonies / and functions. / We give thanks for the rivers, lakes, springs and all the waters of the earth; / For herbs and roots of all kinds that serve for medicinal purposes; / For the vine bearing fruit, the strawberry; for fruit --bearing trees, and the / Maple that produces sweetened water, and for all other trees. . . ." and continues to thank all other natural things. At the bottom right corner is a collage of images, including: corn, muscial instruments, birds, the sun, a feathered hat, a man in a canoe, a woman and people working in the fields.
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