Cultural history is the reason these Choctaw ponies are an important part of the artist’s Choctaw heritage. Witnessing these Colonial Spanish mustangs who roam free in pastureland at several locations in Southeastern Oklahoma, it is important to preserve them as a pure-breed. In 2014, the Oklahoma Legislature declared the ponies as Oklahoma's Heritage Horse. These ponies (mustangs) traversed miles carrying survival supplies, the elderly, the women and the young during the infamous "Trail of Tears", the forceful removal of Choctaws from Mississippi to Indian Territory (Oklahoma). Not only are these mustangs a visual and financial cause of the artist, he believes in the preservation of earth and all the rests on it. American buffaloes (bison) are majestic yet docile beasts, eagles are a symbol of strength and freedom and provide favorite subjects as well.
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