The Native American woman in this piece represents Strength exhibited by her posture and the horses found on her ribbon skirt.
The Native woman is not celebrating her physical strength but a strength that comes from generations of Native American mothers and grandmothers who have passed down this strength through stories and lessons. Native American women are strong because of the stories and lessons.
Native women are the foundation of the household. And that foundation is Strong because of countless generations of Native women who have come before.
On the ribbon skirt are two horses and these represent courage, stamina, speed and longevity. These are all qualities that explain where Native women have gotten their strength. From the stories and lessons learned from their Mothers and Grandmothers.