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Uploaded: 03/29/06 3:43 AM GMT
Tatanka
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This is first of a series of 4 pics. I took of a sculpture built into the side of a stone wall. It depicts a sacred buffalo hunt by the Sioux Indians before the white man came to settle in South Dakota. This first one represents a Sioux Warrior on the hunt chasing buffalo or as the Lakota Sioux called them "Tatanka" which means "bull buffalo". Buffalo were extremely important to the survival of the Sioux. They not only provided food, but also shelter,tools,weapons & spiritual inspiration!

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.cgImagery
03/29/06 3:51 AM GMT
First seeing this, I was like, I don't get it, it's just rocks, no sculpture! LOL I closed the full view screen and I saw an indian on a horse! LOL I'm so slow :'( Great capture, can't wait to see the rest! :)
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.farmgirl_pml
03/29/06 4:27 AM GMT
Wow, this is amazing how they did this sculpture right into the stone wall. I knew what Tatanka meant, so I thought there had to be a Sioux Indian. In SE Minnesota we a famous movie star which just happens to be a buffalo. Great capture ... beautiful colors.
Into my fav's.
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Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.....Ralph Waldo Emerson
.jcferg99
03/29/06 7:38 AM GMT
What an interesting and unusual sculpture! Your image of it is great. I am looking forward to seeing the others.
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.foofoo
03/29/06 9:53 AM GMT
When enlarged, this is really amazing to look at. I have never seen anything like this. How clever of whoever did this. Very clear shot, a great narration to inform us of the history of your state also. Can't wait to see the others! Eileen
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Be not forgetful to entertain strangers; for thereby some have entertained angels unawares
.Inkeri
03/29/06 11:07 AM GMT
An Interesting and Fascinate sculpture..!.Never seen anything like this,a sculpture in the
stone wall..Great pic in anyway,with fantastic colours..
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::madmaven
03/29/06 12:24 AM GMT
It is terrific! Thanks for showing us such interesting things, Dan!!!!! On thumbnail view, I thought it was a damaged/repaired wall...then looked closer and said...wow!
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i'll be allright in a minute..just a bit stressed you might say...
.SearwenSundarie01
03/29/06 1:40 PM GMT
Thats really cool. Like everyone else, i thought it was just a wall till i really looked at it. Cant wait to see the rest!

-Cat
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"You've never seen it!!! You've never seen it miss this house, miss that house, and come after you! - Joe from "Twister"
::Asrai
03/29/06 1:42 PM GMT
Very nice piece of artwork. Nice capture of said artwork! Yea Dan! Go Team Go!!
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Magic is everywhere...
::katman
03/29/06 4:06 PM GMT
Nice clean, sharp image! I must admit I've never seen anything quite like it before. Thank you for sharing it!
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More does not always equal better --- Katman
.Marzena
04/01/06 2:40 AM GMT
Very interesting and beautiful ... Thank you, Dan, for this history lesson .
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With all my love and respect, Marzena
::Twig963
08/17/06 5:46 AM GMT
Great eye for the interesting and beautiful. The colors are lovely and texture equally as pleasing. Very clear and well structured photograph. Excellent job and commentary. Thank you :)
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.SvecTheroux
11/19/06 4:02 AM GMT
dang! it looks awesome! nice pic
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what is it about love that makes us so stupid ?
.beccat14
01/11/09 6:16 PM GMT
that's awesome.
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To see the world in a grain of sand, and heaven in a wildflower, to hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour. - William Blake

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