Butch Thunder Hawk

Cannonball, ND

Residing in Bismarck, ND

Butch Thunder Hawk, Hunkpapa Lakota, spent much of his childhood and youth learning traditional Lakota culture and arts from his grandparents and from other tribal elders. 

Thunder Hawk, who works in a variety of media, has been teaching traditional tribal arts at United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck, North Dakota since the late 1970s. "People taught me," he says, "and now I have to give that back by teaching others." With guidance from tribal elders and assistance from his students, he created many objects for Monticello's recreation of President Jefferson's "Indian Hall."  

Playing Dakota Love Song
Playing Dakota Love Song

Prisma colored pencil, ink on 1940 ledger 12"x18" $1,250

Crow Ghost: L. Bighorn Fight Veteran
Crow Ghost: L. Bighorn Fight Veteran

Prisma colored pencil, ink on Fays Mills Ledger 1867-1880 12x18" $1,250

Mystic Warriors of the Dakota People .
Mystic Warriors of the Dakota People .

Acrylic paint on canvas 24 x 48 $2,500

Dakota Woman with Courting Blanket
Dakota Woman with Courting Blanket

Prisma colored pencil, ink on 1940 ledger paper 12x18" $1,250

Mystic Blue Roan (Power of the Thunder)
Mystic Blue Roan (Power of the Thunder)

SOLD

Buffalo Runner
Buffalo Runner

Prisma colored pencil, ink on legder $1,575

Capturing a Medicine Horse
Capturing a Medicine Horse

Prisma colored pencil, ink on 1955 ledger 16x20" $1,650

Dakota Quillwork/Floral
Dakota Quillwork/Floral

Colored pencil on vintage ledger 16x20" $1,250

Counting Coup on a Solider
Counting Coup on a Solider

Prisma colored pencil, ink on 1920s vintage ledger 12"x18" $1,650

My Sweetheart Forever
My Sweetheart Forever

Colored pencil on vinatge ledger 16"x20" $1,250

Spirit of Thunder
Spirit of Thunder

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