"My art, is paying tribute to the contemporary Indian dancers who are keeping the traditions of our ancestors alive. I feel that the modern-day Pow Wow brings about important social interchange between the nemah (We People) and di-eeh vohn (White People). As well as the exchange of culture, the camaraderie between different tribes helps to form a stronger bond and cohesive foundation for our children."
L. David Eveningthunder spent his early childhood on the Shoshone-Bannock Reservation in Fort Hall, Idaho. The spiritual guidance he received from his father and grandfather, both medicine people, helped him maintain his identity even after he became orphaned at a young age and was taken away from his people. David's first pencils were given to him by his uncles, all gifted artists who never became known by the public. He feels that he owes his success to them. David now resides in Alabama, and is active in the Pow Wow circuit. He is best known for his portrayals of dancers, most of whom he knows personally.