Cradle

Cradle

1998
Artist
Tom Haukaas, Lakota, American, 1950-
Born: Florida
Work Locations: Florida
Culture
Ochethi Sakowin (Sioux) or Lakota
cradle
wool, glass beads, seed bead, leather, and brass bells
Richard G. Conn Memorial Fund and the Volunteer Endowment Fund
1999.80
Tom Haukaas (Lakota, American). Cradle. 1998. wool, glass beads, seed bead, leather, and brass bells. Richard G. Conn Memorial Fund and the Volunteer Endowment Fund. 1999.80.
Dimensions
height: 31.5 in, 80.0100 cm; width: 11.5 in, 29.2100 cm; depth: 7.5 in, 19.0500 cm
Department
Native Arts
Collection
Indigenous Arts of North America
The artist describes this work as a “sculpture painted with beads.” Intricately beaded figures wrap around the cradle to create a three-dimensional scene from the Lakota creation story. Illustrated here is the Buffalo Nation emerging from beneath the Black Hills, transforming into humans as they surface and join the earthly animals.