March 30, 2013

Ceci n'est pas un conciliateur

This tee was designed by Navajo artist Dustin Martin for his company S.O.L.O. (Sovereign Original Land Owners).

It features an image of a pistol and reads "Ceci n'est pas un conciliateur," which translates to mean, "This is not a peacemaker."

The 'New Model Army Metallic Cartridge Revolving Pistol' was adopted as the standard military service revolver from 1873-1892.

Nicknamed the "Peacemaker," Samuel Colt's revolutionary side arm was used by Colonel George Armstrong Custer's 7th Cavalry during The Great Sioux War of 1876.

Custer and 267 of his men were killed when they engaged a combined force of Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho warriors desperate to protect their families camped along the Little Bighorn River on June 25th. Led by the likes of Crazy Horse and Chief Gall, these sovereign original land owners understood that the implement on Custer's hip meant anything but peace.



Purchase the tee here and click here to view the collection by Dustin Martin for S.O.L.O.

1 comment:

  1. Nice! I love this! A play on "The Treachery of Images" by Magritte that also sends an important message. It has historical roots, but it is also dealing with a contemporary issue.

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