Sweetwater Rainbow Clan Estates
Our mural is inspired by Australian Aboriginal culture and painting traditions.
We have symbolically painted our beautiful Sweetwater River valley, showing Jeffery City and the land from Sweetwater Junction to Split Rock. For this painting we explored Aboriginal totem relationships and land systems.
The children picked individual local animal totems which in the Aboriginal teaching is their land title to a section of their clan estate, which aligns to their ranches and places where they live and their families work. For the clan estates we assigned Australian totems.
Jeremiah Gullion Racoon
Sam Gullion Mountain Lion
Johnna Comes Running Buck Wild Horse
Marley Comes Running Buck Bald Eagle
Colton Citron Big Horn Sheep
Dallin Citron Black Bird
Rylee Dockery Bluebird
Brooke Jackson Robin
You can see all their individual totem footprints linking to the land that they are connected to. This painting teaches to care for this special land and share your water, the beautiful Sweetwater River.
Brooke’s Grandmother Robin is remembered here forever by Brooke’s totem footprints and the star in the top right.