Current Location:
Eberhard Center -> 7th Floor (EC)
Location Notes:
EC; 7th flr., West Hall Left of Rm 717.

Dancers on the Dunes

Artwork
Identifier:
2006.502.1
Artist:
Lee Marmon
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Photograph
Date:
1962
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 8 in Width: 10 in
Description:
Black and white photograph of five dancers on the ledge of a sand dune.
Historical Context:
Historically, Pueblo Ancestors crossed the mountains to the north to hunt or trade for buffalo meat for the long winter months. The Buffalo is a symbol of abundance. Held in the winter, the Buffalo Dance is a celebration of both abundance and community survival. The Dancer takes on the spirit of the Buffalo, giving thanks to the spirit and the life of the animal.