THE PRAIRIE'S GIFT

THE PRAIRIE'S GIFT

24" x 36" oil on canvas

Three Cheyenne have stumbled upon a long abandoned wagon left on the prairie. Time and the elements have slowly rusted the metal and rotted the wood but these Indians will still find use for the wheel hoops and chains. The wheel hoops were used to fashion arrow and spear points and the chains for holding pots over a campfire. The Native Americans were known to be salvagers of the white mans' discarded goods and found use for the simplest of the prairie's gifts. © Steven Lang OPAM