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Silent Song

Silent Song by K Henderson

Silent Song, 30 x 20, oil on canvas

This Plains Indian wears a headdress of beads, bells and trade cloth. Attached to his shirt is a disc of Abalone. All of these items were “Trade Items” although the abalone was also exchanged amongst the various tribes before the European Traders arrived.

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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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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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