The Sioux women gather sage in the Pine Ridge area, now part of South Dakota. The sage is carried back to the Sun Dance camp in large hide bags. A good amount of the lower area of the painting is for the eye to move up and join the activity of well placed individuals. The furthest picker stands and looks back toward riders who protect them from marauders. Of note is how close the horizon and trees are to the top edge, and how the touches of sage drift throughout the field.