Buffalo Creation (Chief Sitting Bull)
Gerald J. Sandau
14″H x 10″W x 10″D
Weight (approx) 55 lbs.
Stone Sculpture Buffalo Creation – One of a Kind, Sculpted from beautiful Black African Perypholite (Wonderstone) on a black granite base.
Sitting Bull did not take part in Custer’s defeat at the Little Big Horn on the 25th of June, 1876. That fateful day he was in the hills praying to his Creator for help to defeat his enemy. Two days after the battle 4000 of the Sioux people escaped north to take refuge across the border in Canada, near the Cypress Hills, in southern Saskatchewan. When roaming the hills as a boy, where his people took refuge, I could still imagine his presence.
The Buffalo emerging from all sides of the sculpture represent the provider of all things to maintain their Native way of life. Storytellers put it this way:
“The buffalo came from the center of the earth through a hole the Creator opened to release them. Coyote, the Trickster, saw his chance to create some havoc. By drawing the Creator’s attention away from the hole with a fake emergency he would forget to close it, allowing millions of buffalo to escape. To punish the people for not protecting their land from the destruction of the white intruder, the Creator sent the buffalo back down the hole to the center of the earth to where they came from.”
Size: 3/4 Life Size, H-14″, W-10″, D-10″, Wt-55 lbs.
Custom made Shipping box measurements: H-19”, W-14”, D-14”, Total Wt-76 lbs.
Total Price: (Shipping & Insurance) – $13,330.00 USD