This is Not the Buffalo I Rode In On
  Anahwake Nahtanaba
  Native American Cultural & Educational Authority American Indian Cultural Center

Artist's Description

This buffalo is very high tech. I started from a base work of chrome. Yes I chromed the buff! Then I used auto finish colors to paint Native American geometrics on the chrome surface but with a dash of an abstract modern flavor. Conceptually I am addressing the new and unique position of the Native presence in the new and unique issues we face as advocates of our global environment and
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that which we must do to protect our wild and endangered species on Mother Earth. It is my honor to work for such an effort.

Spirit of the Buffalo originated as a public art project combining art, commerce and civic pride in Oklahoma featuring Oklahoma artists. Initial proceeds benefited the Nature Conservancy's work in Oklahoma. The website project continues through private funds.