Friday, January 14, 2011

Road Photo Friday: Not Exactly A Trophy Room

I took this photo about five years ago, while bird hunting up on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in southern South Dakota.  It was kind of a jarring sight -- five really nice trophy heads, in various states of decomposition, sitting on top of a pickup truck in its own state of decomposition.  Off to the left of where this photo was taken, there was a four-foot pile of antlered skulls and sheds as well.

I'm not sure if there's a conclusion to draw here, other than the Lakota Sioux seem to have a very different philosophy on the value and display of a pair of deer antlers.

1 comment:

  1. Rosebud is a strange place, haunting though, I'd like to go back.