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Assiniboin by K Henderson

Assiniboin by K Henderson

Assiniboin, 36 x 36, oil on canvas

This American Indian wears a hair style that is associated with the Assiniboin Indian. He holds a shield and has a coup mark painted on his face which indicates that he has gotten close enough to touch an enemy in battle. This is considered braver than killing from a distance.

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The Hour of our Dreams by K Henderson

The Hour of our Dreams by K Henderson

The Hour of our Dreams, 36 x 36, oil on linen

 This Plains Indian has his face painted red, white and blue. He wears a Trade Blanket and eagle Feathers.

Originally, paint used by the American Indians was made from clay, grease, plants or minerals.

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We Pray for Rain by K Henderson

We Pray for Rain by K Henderson

We Pray for Rain, 36 x 36, oil on canvas

 This Plains Indian carries a shield painted with Thunderbirds. These supernatural creatures are said to control rainfall.

Eagle feathers are worn in the hair of this American Indian. His face is painted white and red, he wears a Trade Blanket and a beaded shirt.

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Remuda by K Henderson

Remudaby K Henderson

Remuda, 42″ x 62″, oil on canvas

 This heard of pinto horses are waiting to be saddled up for a day of work.

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Honor and Power by K Henderson

Honor & Power by K Henderson

Honor and Power, 36 x 36, oil on canvas

 This Plains Indian wears a beaded shirt. His hear is adorned with eagle feathers and ribbons. He hold a feather fan and a shield with the image of a bear.

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Ghost Shirt by K Henderson

Ghost Shirt, 36 x 30, oil on canvas

 This type of shirt would have been worn in the Ghost Dance. It was said that performing the Ghost Dance would peacefully end the dominance of the white Man and return abundance to the land, including the return of the Buffalo.

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Forget Me Not by K Henderson

Forget Me Not by K Henderson

Forget Me Not, 36 x 30, oil on canvas.

A lot of work went in to creating shirts like these. They were created by the women of the tribe to honor the wearer.

This buckskin shirt has strips of beads and horse hair wrapped in trade cloth.

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Far from Home by K Henderson

Far from Home by K Henderson

Far from Home, 24 x 28, oil on canvas

This Plains Indian is wearing a buckskin shirt painted Blue and Red. His face is painted black and white. His hair is adorned with eagle feathers

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Faith in the Future by K Henderson

Faith in the Future by K Henderson

Faith in the Future, 36 x 36, oil on canvas

This Plains Indian is painted Black and White. Originally “paint” was made from clay, ashes and ground minerals mixed with grease.

He wears a trade blanket and hold a shield which is painted with the image of a bear.

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Sacred Honor by K Henderson

Sacred Honor by K HendersonSacred Honor, 36 x 36, oil on canvas

The American Indian was quick to assimilate European items into their culture. Did you know that many ‘War Bonnets’ are made on the crowns of felt hats? The feathers on this bonnet are attached with red Trade Cloth.

The scarf is silk. The vest and skirt could be bought at any mercantile or might be government issued. Even the bones in his ‘sash’ are cow bones manufactured specifically for Indian Trade.

The eagle feathers and elk teeth are traditional symbols of honor and wealth.

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