Horse Nation

Jim Cortez

The Horse Nation of the Ochethi Sakowin honors culture, spirituality and relationship. It's a traveling exhibition and a partnership between artists, the Red Cloud Heritage Center and the Red Cloud Cloud Indian School.

Artist Keith BraveHeart speaks about the artistic journey of the exhibition and the significance of the Horse Nation.

Courtesy Red Cloud Heritage Center

An art exhibit that explores how horses have shaped the history, spirituality, and culture of the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota people is being presented at the Red Cloud Indian School’s Heritage Center. The exhibit features more than 80 works including paintings, sculpture and beadwork. 

Keith Brave Heart says the idea for the “Horse Nation of the Oceti Sakowin” art exhibit began with his film “We Are a Horse Nation”. He says that project began with the elders.