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Acrylic painting Mnaadendimowin  by Clayton King

Mnaadendimowin

(Respect)
Acrylic on Canvas
20" x 25" inches
2016

Respect was the third gift given to the Anishinaabek by the Seven Grandfathers. To honour all of creation is to have respect. Respect is represented by mashkode bishiki, the buffalo.

This painting is in dedication to all of the Potawatomi Anishinaabek who were forced to relocate their bands from the old mid west Kansas after the Treaty of Chicago in 1833. 

Not only does the buffalo represent the third grandfather teaching of respect, it was also one of the many clans of the Potawatomi Nation. 

The crescent moon is represented in this painting as a dedication to another clan that was present in the western alliance of native warriors during the War of 1812. It is said that members of this clan were the fiercest warriors and that they would wear the crescent moon on their chest in times of battle. Soon after the War of 1812 this clan had dispers