Approximately 11.25"W x 21.5"H
In their worship of the "Supreme Being", many Indian tribes believed they received power from the sun through prayer. They considered the sun the most powerful visible source. Before the Indians were confined to reservations, they practiced many customs during the "Sundance" that were later abolished by the U.S. Government. The Shoshone "Sundance" is organized by a "Sundance Giver". He conducts the dance in a traditional manner. The dance usually lasts three days, during which time the dancers are not permitted food or drink. While the dance is in progress the giver will bless anyone who asks. The bronze, "GATHERING POWER", is of a dance "Giver" gathering power to give such a blessing.