The Sacred Tatanka Bison Art. One of the animals I have longed to photograph since moving the western South Dakota is the buffalo. Many people call it a buffalo, but it is technically a bison. Most Americans refer to these beautiful animals as buffalo due to the similarities to the bison. Early settlers called the bison buffalo(bufello) and the name stuck.
Tatanka is the Lakota word that means “bull buffalo.” The bison played an important role to the Native American Indians. The Native American culture honored the bison(and all animals) for all that it offered their people. Food, shelter and clothing came from the bison and nearly all of the animal was used in daily life in one way or another.
The Sacred Tatanka Bison Art
The American Bison lives only in North America. The main buffalo species live in Africa and Asia. Western South Dakota offers a great opportunity to watch and photograph bison. Herds of wild bison are in Custer State park and Badlands National Park.
Each time I have visited Custer State Park I have photographed bison herds. Bison and large and beautiful animals! The Sacred Tatanka Bison Art is a digitally altered photograph of a single bison walking in a grassy field.
Experimenting with textures and color has resulted in a unique wild bison artwork! This art style is overlaid with texture and has a scratchy look. Above the lone bison is TATANKA letting. I know The Sacred Tatanka will be cherished wildlife art for your home and office, perfect for the animal love and nature enthusiast!
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