Tree of Consumption: A Performance in the Round
Costume design by Kate Smith. Music by Russell Wallace.
Dana Claxton is of Hunkpapa (Lakota) descent. Her great-grandmother Oyewaste came up to Canada in the late 1800s with Sitting Bull and settled in Woodmountain, Saskatchewan. Woodmountain is the birthplace of her maternal grandmother Pearl Goodtrack and her mother Ellen Goodtrack. Claxton's great uncle Wounded Horse and great cousin Lean Crow fought alongside Louis Riel and Gabriel Dumont at Batoche. Dana, like many of her great ancestors, is a hostile Indian who will not tolerate injustice.