Dancing under the Watchers in the Moon
Listen to the wind, it talks. Listen to the silence, it speaks. Listen to your heart, it knows.Nau-man-de-takim
Dances have always been significant in the lives of Native Americans as both a common amusement and a solemn duty. Many dances played a vital role in religious rituals and other ceremonies; while others were held to guarantee the success of hunts, harvests, giving thanks, and other celebrations.
In this painting the dancer is just having fun. After a late night rain the moon comes out and the birds watch over him as he prances in the mud giving thanks for keeping his family safe after the storm.