"Nushkoboka" Buffalo Matted Print
"Nushkoboka" Buffalo 5" X 7" matted print. Photography and Handcrafted by Choctaw Artist Linda Kay Sawyer.
NUSHKOBOKA (Boss) is an addition to the Sacred Series. The North American Bison has been an American icon for centuries. Though bison were not used as a substantial necessity by the Choctaw, as with the Plains tribes. Choctaw people did utilize them periodically as they were accessible in Indian Territory. Today the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma maintains a small bison herd mainly for the purpose of heritage preservation though they are used in breeding programs because they are true North American Bison. This photograph is of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma herd.