- Tom Haukaas, Lakota, American, 1950-
- Born: Florida
- Work Locations: Florida
CultureOchethi Sakowin (Sioux) or Lakota
wool, glass beads, seed bead, leather, and brass bells
Richard G. Conn Memorial Fund and the Volunteer Endowment Fund
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.
Dimensionsheight: 31.5 in, 80.0100 cm; width: 11.5 in, 29.2100 cm; depth: 7.5 in, 19.0500 cm
CollectionIndigenous 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.