Oil on canvas (30” x 48” x 2”)
Dzil Li' gaii Dine'. An Apache sings for his prey to come to him. He hunts alone while the god of the hunt watches. He Who Yawns made an offering at creek then he crossed it. He asked the god of the hunt to bring his prey to his arrow. The hunted is restless. It smells his presence and feels danger. In the White Mountains, the rule is One Arrow, One Prize. This means success for a Mescalero Chiricahua hunter. This Apache never misses a shot!
Hunting meant traveling from point A to point B. By the time a young Apache male was around 11 or 12 years old he was already a full fledged warrior. He had already mastered hunting. Observation of nature is the greatest classroom for the Apache.