KEVIN POURIER (OGLALA LAKOTA)

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Buf­falo horn carver Kevin Pourier has been work­ing at his craft on the Pine Ridge In­dian Reser­va­tion in South Dakota for nearly 20 years. “I take great pride in work­ing with the same ma­te­rial that my an­ces­tors used. I feel most con­nected to my Lakota cul­ture when I work with the buf­falo horn. I am hum­bled ev­ery day I am in the stu­dio that the buf­falo is pro­vid­ing my fam­ily a way to live just as it has for centuries for Plains peo­ples,” says Pourier. Among works Pourier brings to the 2018 mar­ket in­clude Float Like a But­ter­fly—buf­falo horn cut, carved and in­laid with crushed sand­stone and mother of pearl—and a pair of Hol­ly­wood In­dian sun­glasses made from buf­falo horn and in­laid with var­i­ous ma­te­ri­als. “In my work to­day I am telling my story as a 21st cen­tury Lakota man,” Pourier muses.

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