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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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Time of Enlightenment

Time of Enlightenment by K Henderson

Time of Enlightenment, 18 x 18, oil on canvas

This Plains Indian wears a feathered Headdress with bells and lots of red ribbons.

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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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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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Sees for Miles by K Henderson

Sees for Miles by K henderson

Sees for Miles, 30 x 30, oil on linen

Otter Breastplates were worn by the Plains Indians and were commonly decorated with Trade Mirrors

Fur traders introduced Trade Mirrors to the American Indians in the 17th century. Reflective surfaces were thought to have mystical powers and these mirrors were quickly adopted for use as decorative additions to warbonnets, otter breastplates and bustles, as well as for signaling mirrors.

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The Voice of Thunder by K. Henderson

The Voice of Thunder by K Henderson

The Voice of Thunder, 20 x 30, oil on linen

This is based on a turn of last century photograph. The Plains Indian is wearing a feathered bonnet with eagle feathers.

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Delight Maker by K Henderson

Delight Maker by K Henderson
Delight Maker, 20 x 30, oil on linen

One of the purposes of the Pueblo Clown is  to  provide their own humorous interpretation of popular culture, re-enforcing taboo and communicating tradition.

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Strong Wind by K Henderson

Strong Wind by K Henderson

Strong Wind, 30×20, oil on linen

This Plains Indian wears a feathered Headdress with bells and lots of red ribbons.

His face is painted white with a brown Coup Mark.

 

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Guiding Eyes

Guiding Eyes by K Henderson

Guiding Eyes, 40 x 30, oil on linen

This Plains Indian has his face painted white with a black hand or coup mark.

He wears a feather headdress with beads and ribbons.

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Chief Charlot American Indian

Chief Charlot by K Henderson

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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