Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Traveler by K Henderson

Traveler R by K Henderson

The Traveler, 48 x 24, oil on linen

Breastplates had originally been worn as armor and for protection in both battle and hunting.
Later breastplates became a status symbol among many  Americans Indians.

History of the Hair Pipe

About the year 1880 the Plains Indians began to obtain a cheaper and much less fragile hair pipe.

Trader Joseph H. Sherburne’s first year of trade with the Ponca, had among his wares a quantity of corncob pipes. The corncob bowls were equipped with bone stems. These pipes sold readily but without comment from the Indians. Upon his next trip to the Ponca, Mr. Sherburne found the corncob pipes in great demand. White Eagle, chief of the tribe, showed him an elaborate neck ornament made of the bone stems of the pipes strung on buckskin thongs. He wanted more pipestems in quantity. This began the commercial trade of the ‘hair pipe’.

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SOLD! at Hubbard Museum of the American West

Dream by Night by K Henderson
Dreams by Night, 36 x 36, oil on linen
Dreams by Night has been sold at The Hubbard Museum  Celebracion del Arte . The Museum is located in  Ruidoso Downs, NM

The show will continue until Sept 9.

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Last Commission by K Henderson

Red Willow Comm by K Henderson

Last Commission 24 x 20, oil on linen

I was asked to paint this lovely woman so here it is.


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