"War Bonnet - Sadu"
24"x24"x2" oil & mixed media on panel
by Ruth Andre
Recently a patron sent a comment to say she felt my series of "War Bonnet" paintings were telling a silent story of the Native Americans and their forced relocation march in 1830. The movement was called "Trail of Tears.
The Trail of Tears is a name given to the forced relocation and movement of Native American nations from southeastern parts of the United States following the Indian Removal Act of 1830. The removal included many members of the Cherokee, Muscogee (Creek), Seminole, Chickasaw, and Choctaw nations, among others in the United States, from their homelands to Indian Territory in eastern sections of the present-day state of Oklahoma. The phrase originated from a description of the removal of the Choctaw Nation in 1831. - Wikipedia
After finishing "War Bonnet - Sadu", the eleventh painting in the series I feel as if my patrons words could be true. Does ones kinship with their past surface to tell a story? It has been "A Painting Day".