Ceci N'est Pas Un Conciliateur Tee
This tee by Dustin Martin (Navajo) was featured in the Native Fashion Now exhibit, and we have relaunched a limited edition version due to numerous requests to bring back this design. It spotlights an image of a pistol and reads "Ceci n'est pas un conciliateur," which translates to "This is not a peacemaker."
The 'New Model Army Metallic Cartridge Revolving Pistol' was adopted as the standard military service revolver from 1873-1892. Nicknamed the "Peacemaker," Samuel Colt's revolutionary side arm was used by Colonel George Armstrong Custer's 7th Cavalry during The Great Sioux War of 1876. Custer and 267 of his men were killed when they engaged a combined force of Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho warriors desperate to protect their families camped along the Little Bighorn River on June 25th. Led by the likes of Crazy Horse and Chief Gall, these sovereign original land owners understood that the implement on Custer's hip meant anything but peace.
Now is the time to rekindle the discussion on "peacemakers."