When I saw this Osage beauty by the supremely gifted artist Carleton McCambridge, she evoked the spirit of Karen Yellowtail. Strength, serenity, spirit, Native Pride. In these uncertain days, we need to remember this:
Universe Father, Earth Mother, with Humility I Pray and Sing.
From the Place of the Sacred Data and Knowledge I am.
From the Place of Darkness, from the Place of Turquoise Sky,
From the Place of the Universe, I am.
From the Place of Golden Warmth,
from the Place of a New Dawn, I am (words by Philmer Bluehouse)
Thanks to Carleton and Liz McCambridge