Among about 1000 other artifacts and art, arranged to my eye haphazardly, hangs this painting in the visitor center at the Crazy Horse Memorial.
Leonard Peltier is and why he might be creating art with such materials, the sponsors of the Memorial don't think it is worth trying to explain. I can get that.
When completed, the Crazy Horse sculpture, blasted from a mountain, will be the largest such creation in the world. Begun in 1948 by sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski at the request of Lakota Chief Henry Standing Bear, thus far only the chief's face has been completed, though the mountain is being laboriously reshaped.
The Memorial hopes in time to serve as the site for the Indian University of North America. Already, native students serve as paid summer interns for college credit. Here's the Memorial's rendering of what the completed sculpture and complex will look like: