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Shadow of the Warrior

Shadow of the Warrior, 20 x 30, oil on linen

This Plains Indian has his face painted red, white and blue. He wears Eagle Feathers in his hair.

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Sings to the Buffalo

Healing Moon by K Henderson

Sings to the Buffalo, 36 x 24, oil on linen

According to tradition some people were gifted by spirit helpers to use a special song to lure buffalo into a  buffalo pound  which was a huge corral with walls covered by the leaves of thick bushes. As he sang, he used a drum. The song enticed the lead buffalo cow to bring her herd into the enclosure.

This painting is inspired by a 1880’s photograph of a Cree Indian who was said to have this gift.

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Fears Nothings

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Fears Nothing, 20 x 30, oil on linen

This painting shows a Plains Indian with a black hand (coup mark) painted on his face. This is a sign of 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.

 

Seeks the Sun

Seeks the Sun by K Henderson

Seeks the Sun, oil on linen, 18 x 24

American Indians painted their faces for many reasons: Protection from the sun, ceremonial, personal recognition and others

Here, he wears white paint, white being the color of light, life and the Southeast – where the Sun rises with life-renewing power. The heavy white paint or clay is a prayer for long life.

The lines of flesh represent the straight roads that lead to the Great Spirit

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Before I Sleep

Before I Sleep by K Henderson

Before I Sleep, oil on canvas, 20 x 16

This Cowboy depicts a character from the Wild West around the 1880’s. He wears typical clothing from that period: Hat, vest, leather cuffs, scarf, and striped pants. The outfit is completed with a beaded knife sheath, pocket watch, holster and guns and leather chaps.

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A Time Ago

A Time Ago by K Henderson

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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American Indian Pottery by K Henderson

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Moccasins and Baskets, 36 x 30, oil on canvas

Redwing, 30 x 24, oil on canvas

Corn and Basket, 30 x 36, oil on canvas

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Cowgirl Trio 1 by K Henderson

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Angel of the Prairie, 36 x 30, oil on linen

Cowgirl Dreams, 24 x 18, oil on linen

On The Fringe, 40 x 30, oil on linen

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American Indians by K Henderson

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Strong Wind, 30 x 20, oil on linen

Silent Sentry, 48 x 24, oil on linen

Pale Fire, 40 x 30, oil on canvas

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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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