native strength

This was my final project.

I wanted to make a piece that represented both the atrocities committed against Native Americans and the strength of their culture and spirit despite this.

My great great grandma walked on the Trail of Tears and I’ve always had very strong feelings about such events and I’m constantly trying to connect to that part of my identity.

In the end, I want this drawing to give this message:

You can burn down our villages
You can slaughter our people
You can take away our land
But you will never extinguish our culture

We are still here
And we are still strong