Sioux legend indicates mother bear was weary from carrying her heavy babies in her belly. She was having trouble walking and feared she could not make the journey to the great foraging fields to feed. She rested against redwood sorrel plant which spoke to her, telling her that if she ate of its leaves her body would be able to sustain her load. Mother bear did and discovered the treatment worked. Mother bear knew her Sioux sisters would have the same troubles when they were heavy with child so she shared this medicinal advice.
Acrylic paint on wood with feathers, leather and beads. Size is approximately 30" x 14".