These warriors have dressed in their finest regalia, collected their best weapons and painted their horses in preparation for their impending attack upon the enemy. They go into battle with confidence because they have prayed to the Buffalo Nation for the strength and courage to give them a victory. This power is represented by the artist in the surrounding pictographs.
The outline of the robe and the quilled Medicine Wheel in the center represents the body of the buffalo and all the gifts they give to the People. On top of the outline, there are two yellow buffalo faces watching over the warriors. The backend of the buffalo and their hind legs are represented by yellow boxes at the bottom of the outline.
The center of the robe features two large buffalo bulls standing tail to tail in a defensive formation. They represent not only the steadfastness and enduring quality of the Buffalo Nation or Tatanka Oyate but also that of the People or Oyate.