Monday, June 21, 2010

Monday's mural...

There are a plethora of these small murals on building columns and balcony walls of dorms and other buildings around the campus of Pitzer College. For the most part they are student creations, and I suspect for that reason very few have any documentation. This one derives from a well-known portrait of Dakota leader Medicine Bottle (Wa-kan-o-zhan-zhan). Medicine Bottle participated in the war between the Dakota and United States, known to US history as the Minnesota Massacre, in 1862. Following the war he escaped to Canada, but was discovered, drugged and brought back to the United States, where in 1865 he was hanged.

I don't know if it was because today was the first day of summer and the sun was shining bright, though not hot, but there were a lot of folks out on bikes during the evening ride home. It was awesome; whatever was going on, lets have more of it. Wish I had a way to keep my camera in a more handy location, it would have made an interesting excercise to take a photo of each person I saw.

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