The Yankton Sioux tribal artist wins top awards at art shows, he says in part thanks to his inspiration, the late native artist Oscar Howe.
I presume the title refers to Mankato in 1862, where 38 Sioux Indians were hanged per President Lincoln's orders. Thirty-eight tassels (or whatever they are) hang across the center.
For more on mixed-media art, see Quick-To-See Smith's Art Exhibit, "Walrus Family Portraits," and Gasping at Mixed Media.
Below: "Artist Jerry Fogg's "Mankato 62." (Lara Neel/Link)