Oreland C. Joe – Round Dance

painting by artist Oreland C. Joe
Round Dance
20″ x 16″ • Oil • $4,000

Native people have always had a reason to dance. To honor and respect all that is below us and above us. The beat of a drum brought out a natural rhythm to move to it’s beat. Whether soft or fast, the beat continues to have a spiritual message for all.

There are thousands of dances and songs among all Indigenious nations. Most common is a social dance called the Round Dance. A gathering of people dance. Where young and old join in holding hands as a sign of unity.

The painting represents a mother and two daughters. The mother is a Traditional dancer. The daughter to the left is a Shawl dancer,..while the younger one is a Jingle Dancer.