Assiniboine horse stick. Made by Medicine Bear, circa 1860. Song for the Horse Nation Spotlight: Ceremonial Objects and Honoring the Horse .The famous warrior and diplomat Medicine Bear carved the likeness above in memory of his war pony, killed in battle in norther Montana in the mid-1800s; the mane and tail on this dance stick came from that pony.
A Christmas Welcome - 1996 Many elements of an earlier and simpler time survived in my boyhood hometown. Rustic scenes like A Christmas Welcome, where horses wait patiently at a split rail fence while their riders enjoy holiday festivities in a rustic stone cottage, are treasured memories. This painting is the seventh in my decade-long Christmas Cottage collection. — Thomas Kinkade