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Getting Some Fast Food Eric Tippeconnic describes this painting as his vision of the original fast food procured by Comanches - the bison. While various Comanche groups were named Antelope Eaters (Quahada), Root Eaters (Yamparika), and Honey Eaters (Peneteka), each group relied upon the American bison to provide them with sustenance, clothing, and shelter. Hunting these animals could be challenging and even perilous, and special horses were used by the Comanche to hunt. These animals were separate from the horses that would be used on raids and in battle and even during horse races.

Filled with symbolism and meaning, Tippeconnic’s paintings highlight the strength, beauty, and grace of the Comanche past and present. The paintings are rich with history and the unbroken connection the Comanche people have with their roots, but they are not romanticized or stagnant expressions of a bygone era. Rather, Tippeconnic’s art is full of movement, color, and life — a bold statement that Comanche culture is vibrantly alive in the modern world.
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