You Eat Grass Dr. Mayo

Titles You Eat Grass Dr. Mayo (Formal Title)
Description Acrylic painting on canvas by Julie Buffalohead, 2012. Purchased from the 2012 "Ded Unk'unpi - We Are Here" exhibit. In her artist statement, she writes, "This narrative points to events transpiring during the Dakota uprising of 1862. The mass execution and resulting grave became a source for medical cadavers for doctors eager for subjects to dissect. A common practice in the period, William Mayo received the body of Cut Nose, whose skeleton he kept in his home for anatomy lessons for his sons. Along with these themes, the work also suggests a connection to an ill famed quotation linked with the precipitation of the hostilities. When confronted with tribal starvation, Andrew Myrick a Minnesota trader of goods was credited as remarking, 'So far as I'm concerned if they're hungry, let them eat grass.'"
Quantity 1 painting
Format Content Category: paintings
Medium/Materials: acrylic
Primary Support: canvas
Colorization: color
Measurements 24 inches height
36 inches width
Creation Artist: Buffalohead, Julie
Subjects U.S.-Dakota War of 1862.
Dates Creation: Exactly 2012
Holding Type Art
Identifiers AV2012.6.2 (Accession Number)

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