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After the completion of the Women of The Great Lakes, it was decided that the second section of the World’s Longest Native American Painting would  present  “One Woman - One Tribe.”

 

This idea allowed Daniel  to paint a mixture of real and created characters. The “Women of Many Nations” was created at Central Michigan University with a Denison Scholarship.

 

It is the only section in the project made of 2 separate themes.

The left half of the painting represents tribes located in the four cardinal directions which is illustrated by the use of the four sacred colors. Black for the West, White for the North, Yelow for the East and Red for the South. They are the four colors of Man and the four colors of the Medicine Wheel. Each direction is also associated to the four sacred plants : Sage, Sweetgrass, Tobacco and Cedar.

 

The right side of this painting represents Daniel’s move to the Southwest and the discovery of its indigenous cultures, specifically the Navajo and Pueblo people. The Women of Many Nation is important  because it stimulated the idea of  using the piece for education and discovery of the diversity of the tribes. It depicts the many cultural elements such as the arts, the traditional dresses,  the grandmother/granddaughter relationships and more.

 

The Tribes represented from Left to Right are:

Blackfoot, Comanche, Odawa, Chippewa,

Kaw, Cherokee, Osage, Tohono O’odham,

Taos, Hopi, San Ildefonso, San Felipe family,

Zuni, Acoma and Navajo.

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