Appeal to the Great Spirit
Cyrus Edwin Dallin American
"Appeal to the Great Spirit" presents a Native man on horseback wearing a feathered headdress, his head raised and arms outspread in communion with a divine power. More than 400 authorized bronze statuettes were cast in three different sizes, testament to the popularity of sculptures depicting prevailing Euro-American visions of a "vanishing race." Today, such objects represent the complicated, painful legacies surrounding falsehoods about the decline and erasure of Indigenous peoples.
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