Prairie Dock - Giants in the Sun
Subject: Native American Indians Dimensions (inches): 30 x 15 Medium: Oil on Canvas Description: The Ohio Valley was primarily inhabited by the Delaware, Shawnee and Miami Indians during the early to mid 18th century. At that time in our history towering forests and open prairies covered the land. The Native Americans sometimes burned the prairies to maintain the open areas. The purpose was to attract the bison, elk and other game into the open to make them easier to hunt. One of the most interesting flowers to be found there was the Prairie Dock (Silphium Terebinthinaceum). This remarkable plant could grow 3 to 10 feet tall by late summer. It was drought resistant and nearly indestructible except by the bison that readily ate its rough foliage and stems. It had an impressive and unusual appearance like some strange plant from the Stone Age when Columbian Mastodons and other immense creatures inhabited the prairies of North America. In this small Shawnee child's eyes, Prairie Dock truly must have seemed like giants in the sun.
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20"h x 10"w giclee print on canvas signed limited edition
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