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Sacred Spirit by K Henderson

Sacred Spirit by K Henderson

Sacred Spirit, 30 x 30 , oil on canvas

 
ThisĀ  Plains Indian wears a headdress of feathers, trade cloth and beads. His face is painted blue which is a sacred color in some tribes. The hand on his face represents a battle honor. It is a Coup mark which indicates that he has gotten close enough to touch an enemy in battle. Native Americans considered this braver than killing from a distance.

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Longing of the Soul by K Henderson

Longing of the Soul by K Henderson
Longing of the Soul, 20 x 30, oil on linen

This oil painting portrait of an American Indian depicts a Plains Indian with his face painted Red, White and Blue.

He wears eagle feathers in his hair.

In earlier times the US Government gave the flag to American Indians as a sign of peace. The flag was flown, worn, and used for decorative purposes.

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Redwing – American indian Still life by K Henderson

Redwing
Redwing is 30 x 24, oil on canvas.

This painting shows a mixture of old and newer icons of the American Indian. There is pottery, corn, beads, blanket, a kachina as well as a turn of the century piece of sheet music “Redwing” featuring an image of a Native American woman with a feathered headdress.

My favorite bit in this painting is the transparent tape holding the sheet music to the wall

redwing tape

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Reflections- American Indian by K Henderson

Reflections- American Indian by K Henderson

Reflections, oil on linen, 36 x 30

This oil painting portrait of an American Indian depicts a Native American with his face painted white with a brown Coup Mark (Hand on Face).

Otter Breastplates were worn by the Plains Indians and were commonly decorated with Trade Mirrors. You can see them in many Western Paintings and Historical photographs.
Fur traders introduced Trade Mirrors to the American Indians in the 17th century. Reflective surfaces were thought to have mystical powers and these mirrors were quickly adopted for use as decorative additions to warbonnets, otter breastplates and bustles, as well as for signaling mirrors.

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Sacred Fool – Koshare

Sacred Fool, oil on canvas, 24 x 36

Sacred Fool is yet another name for a Pueblo Indian Sacred Clown. These clowns participate in ceremonies trivializing important matters & exaggerating trivial events. Their purpose is to show how NOT to behave. They are teachers and keepers of tradition

 

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Strong Wind by K Henderson

Strong Wind by K Henderson

Strong Wind, 30×20, oil on linen

This Plains Indian wears a feathered Headdress with bells andlots of red ribbons.

His face is painted white with a brown Coup Mark.

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Whispering Spirit by K Henderson

Whispering Spirit by K Henderson.
Whispering Spirit, 30 x 40, oil on linen

This Plains Indian wears eagle feathers, shells and silver . His face is painted white with a brown hand print.
The hand painted on the face is a Coup Mark, a sign of bravery. To be first to touch the enemy was regarded as the bravest deed of all. It was even a point of bravado for a single warrior to rush in among the enemy and strike one with quirt, coup stick or gun before attempting to fire, thus risking his own life.

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