Monthly Archives: April 2013

Destiny by K Henderson

Destiny by K Henderson

Destiny, 36 x 30, oil on linen

This Plains Indian is wearing a scarf slide made of German Silver.  When fur traders first made contact with  American Indians they traded small items in exchange for furs. Silver objects were one of the items that were popular

Eventually, items were made expressly for the purpose of trading. Around the mid 19th century these items were made from “German Silver”,  an inexpensive silver-white alloy containing copper and zinc and nickel.


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The Eyes of American Indians by K Henderson

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Hey, did you know that you can get my book “The Eyes of American Indians” for your iPad for only 99 cents? It has 40 pages each with one of my paintings. I don’t own an iPad so when you buy it, let me know how it looks.


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When the Bears Have Gone by K. Henderson

When the Bears have Gone by K Henderson
When the Bears Have Gone, 30 x 30, oil on linen

The shields of the Plains Indians are prized  more for their Spiritual Protection than for their ability to fend off wounds from weapons. Each shield is painted and adorned to give the bearer a certain power.

This shield represents the Thunder Being. The Thunder Beings are spirits or perhaps extraterrestrial visitors that harbor in the Spring season bringing new growth and abundance but can also bring lightning and destructive storms.

The designs on this shield are to protect the owner but to send harm (hail and lightning) to the enemy.

When the Bears have gone detail


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