by Leonard Peltier • Ojibwa/Lakota
(copy is on inside left, right side is blank)
This painting is of a young woman-child participating in her first Sacred Arrow Dance with her Hopi people. Her expression of sincerity shows pride in her culture and traditions.
Corn-blossom maidens here in the fields,
Patches of beans in flower,
fields all abloom, water shining after rain,
Blue clouds looming above.
Through bright clusters of flowers yellow butterflies are chasing at play,
and through the blossoming beans blue butterflies are chasing at play.
-He-Hea Katzina Song, Hopi