Gahn Dancer II, Apache Mountain Spirit Dancer, 1993

Apache dancer sculpture
Apache dancer with the eclipse
Apache dancer with daffodils
Side view of apache dancer
Apache dancer sculpture

Craig Dan Goseyun
American, San Carlos Eastern White Mountain Apache, b.1960

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67 x 52 x 53 inches

Location at the Arboretum

Craig Dan Goseyun is a member of the San Carlos Eastern White Mountain Apache, and one of a family of visionaries. According to Apache tradition, the Gahn were sent by the Life-Giver to show the Apache rituals to invoke blessings and strong medicine for disease. As time passed, the Apache acted badly, so the Gahn left. Eventually the Apache realized their mistake. Today the songs and dances of the Mountain Spirit Dancers represent the Gahn, summoning their power.

Gift of Alfred Harrison and Ingrid Lenz Harrison, 2017.