Imagine you are on the Great Plains over two hundred years ago, and you come upon this scene: Southern Cheyenne scouts have reported the sighting of a large herd of buffalo. Warriors are sharpening their arrows and preparing their bows. They are catching their best buffalo ponies and preparing them for the hunt, by painting circles around each eye to give power to the horse’s vision. They have painted butterflies on each shoulder to give the ponies the ability to dart and dive as they chase the buffalo; keeping them away from danger. Hawk feathers have been tied to the ponies’ tails to give them swiftness. The hunt is on- it is the “Season of the Buffalo”, the source of life.