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These moccasins are made of Wisconsin-raised Bison hide, velvet, Czech glass beads, and amethyst. The use of purple and white in these burial moccasins is meant to reflect the quahog shell, the source of wampum. Made in 2007, these moccasins are part of the Sisters in Spirits: Native American Stories in Rocks and Beads exhibit.
Buffalo sculpture to be unveiled
FORT PIERRE — With a little time and patience, John Lopez can create a sculpture that holds art within art. And he does it all out of scrap iron.
Signature Artist John Lopez
John Lopez is a Signature Artist member of Artists of the Black Hills: an organization of professional artists, artisansand galleries sharing the commongoal of establishing the South Dakota Black Hills as prime source for art of the highest quality.
Nez Perce National Historical Park
Bag 1860s This bag is made from bison hide with buckskin and sinew lacing. This type of bag is sometimes called a “meat bag”, but likely it could have been used to hold things other than dried meat. [From: Nez Perce National Historical Park, NEPE 1029]
John Lopez, Scrap Metal Artist
Sculptor John Lopez was born and raised on a ranch in Western South Dakota. His western and rodeo theme bronzes have been well received by the public and have sold all over the country from California to New York
Wild West Buffalo
The Wild West Buffalo features two life-size portrait bronzes in it. The right side has Sitting Bull welded in it and the left side features a portrait of Buffalo Bill Cody. The two famous characters starred in Bill Cody's Wild West Show that toured the all around world. The idea to put the two bronze busts featuring Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill came about during the 2012 Christmas fair in Lemmon. Kavan Donohue was looking through a book in front of Phyllis Schmidt's booth and saw an old…
Black Hills History & Museums: Tatanka Story of the Bison
Dive into the devastating, yet incredible, history of the story of the bison at this one of a kind museum in Deadwood, South Dakota.