Tribute To The Indigenous Cowboy (cowboy on blue horse)

Tribute To The Indigenous Cowboy (cowboy on blue horse)

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Tribute To The Indigenous Cowboy (cowboy on blue horse)

by John Isaiah Pepion

14 X 20  inches

) Ink and acrylic on vintage rodeo poster

 

Artist Statement
"My name is John Isaiah Pepion, and I am a Plains Indian graphic artist from the Piikani Band of the Blackfoot Confederacy. I'm based out of the Blackfeet reservation in north-central Montana, where the Rocky Mountains meet the Plains. I am best known for my ledger art, which is an art tradition that developed in Plains tribes: as the buffalo hide we traditionally used for painting became scarce, Plains people were forced to adapt by making artwork on ledger paper from accounting books. I come from a family of artists, and pictographic art has been in my family for hundreds of years."