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Forsaken

Forsaken by K Henderson

Forsaken, 30 x 20, Oil on Linen


This Plains Indian Has his face painted white. The Coup Mark (hand) painted on his face represents 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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Wings of the Night

Wings of the Night by K Henderson
Wings of the Night, 30 x 30 oil on linen

This Plains Indian wears a feathered headdress with ermine tails. His face is painted white with black dots.

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Heart Beat by K Henderson

Heart Beat by K Henderson
Heart Beat, 30 x 40, oil on linen

It seems like forever since I posted a new painting. I hope you find this worth waiting for.

This Plains Indian wears a feathered Headdress with ribbons. Many years ago I was allowed into the Vaults of the Philbrook Museum in Tulsa. I was shown a beautiful old War Bonnet. What a shock to find that the crown was made from a Stetson felt hat!!

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Teach My Heart to Sing by K Henderson

Teach My Heart To Sing by K Henderson

Teach My Heart to Sing,36 x 30, oil on canvas

This plains Indian carries a shield adorned with trade cloth. He wear eagle feathers in his hair. his buckskin shirt is beaded

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Cochiti Pot by K Henderson

Cochiti pot by K Henderson

Cochiti Pot, 8 x 10, oil on canvas

 This pot is painted with black and red paint

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Acoma Pottery by K Henderson

Acoma pot by K Henderson

 Acoma Pottery, 9 x 12, oil on canvas

I’ve painted this piece of Southwestern Pottery several times. It’s one of my favorites. I love using strong lights in my still lifes.

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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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