52nd National Catalog
MARGARET DRAKE PONCA MAN DANCE
17” x 9” x 8” — Bronze $3,500
The Ponca are a small Lower Missouri tribe of the Sioux family. They belonged to the great complex of Plains Indian tribes. In 1879, as a result of action by the United States government, the tribe was split into two bands, the Southern Ponca, and the Northern Ponca. Dancing and ceremonial activity occupied most of the Plains Indians’ spare time and it can be said that a third or more of a Ponca’s year was taken up preparing for or participating in dances. The three most important Ponca ceremonial dances are the Sundance, the Pipe Dance and the War Dance.
MARGARET DRAKE • WAOW Associate • TX • www.margaretdrakestudio.com Margaret was raised in Northwestern Colorado, and currently lives on a ranch near Glen Rose, Texas. After retiring from pharmaceutical research in 2009, she studied three-dimensional portraiture, then moved on to figurative sculpture, studying from masters in the field. Her works have appeared in numerous juried shows, and won awards including “Best of Show”. One of her pieces is at the Museum of Western Art on permanent exhibition; another is owned by the city of Houston and on permanent display at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
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