Blessing From the Medicine Man
This is a Giclee Reproduction of Howard Terpning's original painting "Blessing From the Medicine Man." Thunderstorms rumble across the plains indicating winter’s end and the onset of spring. The People, as the Blackfoot refer to themselves, use this as the signal to gather for the Thunder Pipe Ceremony, a celebration of spring rains, renewed life and good health.
This sacred pipe, according to legend, was a gift to the People from the spirit of Thunder, who the Blackfeet believed was one of the mightiest manifestations of the All Powerful One. This gift was passed down through a succession of keepers.