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Assiniboine Amulet

Assiniboine Amulet, 8 x 10, oil on canvas

Small leather medicine pouches or amulets were made by the Plains Indians and worn around the neck or attached to clothing or shields. These bags could be plain or decorated with beads, shells etc. It’s what was inside the bag that was most important. These small bags would contain protection, luck, and healing power. Stones, feathers, metal, animals claws or teeth, and herbs may be placed in these bags. Each was personal to its owner and would contain items that were significant to the individual.

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Posted by on August 12, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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A Time Ago

 
A Time Ago, 18 x 24, oil on canvas

This Plains Indian has his face painted white. He wears eagle feathers in his hair

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Posted by on August 11, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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Spirit Dancer

 Spirit Dancer, 30 x 30, oil on linen

This Plains Indian Woman wears a dress used 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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Posted by on August 10, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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Running Bear by K Henderson

 
Running Bear, 36 x 30, oil on linen

This shield shows a bear, red trade cloth, flicker feathers, eagle feathers and bells. The Plains Indian has his face painted white with red dots.

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Posted by on August 9, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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Chief Charlot American Indian

Chief Charlot, 30 x 24, oil on canvas

Chief Charlot, also know as Charlo, Claw of the Little Grizzly, was head chief of the Bitterroot Salish from 1870 to 1910. Here he wears a top hat and frock coat. His face is painted white.

This painting is inspired by a photo taken by Edward H Boos in 1907.

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Posted by on August 8, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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The Lone Ranger Rides Again

 
The Lone Ranger Rides Again, 40 x 30, oil on linen
I thought The Lone Ranger would be a good match for my Silver Screen Cowgirls series.

The Lone Ranger television series  ran from 1949 to 1957,  mostly starring Clayton Moore as the Lone

Ranger.
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Posted by on August 7, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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First Ride by K Henderson

First Ride, 36″ x 36″, oil on linen

This painting shows a young Cowboy out for his first ride on a Carousel Horse. This image was inspired by a vintage sepia tone photograph. The colors are glazed on to emulate a hand colored photo.

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Posted by on August 6, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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Circle of Life

Circle of Life is 40″ x 30″, oil on canvas.

This painting is different that my current work in that is shows a full figure. The American Indian is holding a shield representing the Circle of Life. He wears a striped scarf, a blanket and beaded Moccasins.

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Posted by on August 5, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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High Noon

High Noon, 20 x 16, oil on canvas

This cowboy is decked out in his hat, scarf, vest, chaps and six shooters.

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Posted by on August 4, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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Beaded Bag

Beaded Bag, 12 x 9, oil on canvas

The Plains Indians made beaded bags for several purposes. They made hold mirrors, needles for sewing, paint, or Strike-a-lights for starting fires. Or any other object they wanted to keep safe.

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Posted by on August 3, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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