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Shields and Beads by K Henderson

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Battle of Honor, 42 x 36, oil on canvas

Honor and Power, 36 x 36, oil on canvas

Earth and Sky, 36 x 30, oil on canvas

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Show of Power by K Henderson

Show of Power by K Henderson

Show of Power, 48 x 30, oil on canvas

This Plains Indian carries a shield with Red Trade Cloth and eagle feathers

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New Directions by K Henderson

New Directions by K Henderson

New Directions, 24 x 30, oil on canvas

The red paint on the face symbolizes a tear for a fallen warrior

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I Shall Not Fail by K Henderson

I Shall Not Fail  by K henderson

I Shall Not Fail, 30 x 36, oil on canvas

The face is painted White and Black. The shirt is adorned with Glass beads

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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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Honor and Power by K Henderson

Honor & Power by K Henderson

Honor and Power, 36 x 36, oil on canvas

 This Plains Indian wears a beaded shirt. His hear is adorned with eagle feathers and ribbons. He hold a feather fan and a shield with the image of a bear.

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Faith in the Future by K Henderson

Faith in the Future by K Henderson

Faith in the Future, 36 x 36, oil on canvas

This Plains Indian is painted Black and White. Originally “paint” was made from clay, ashes and ground minerals mixed with grease.

He wears a trade blanket and hold a shield which is painted with the image of a bear.

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The Hour of Glory by K Henderson

The Hour of Glory by K Henderson

The Hour of Glory, 30 x 30, oil on linen

This Plains Indian carries a shield with the symbols of hail and lightning. These symbols were meant to protect the shield bearer from the forces of nature and prayer for hail  and lightning to fall on the warrior’s enemy.

His hair is adorned with eagle feathers. His face is painted red, white and blue

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Battle Weary by K Henderson

Battle Weary by K Henderson

Battle Weary, 28 x 24, oil on canvas

This Plains Indian carries a shield painted with Turtle.

  He wears eagle feathers in his hear and a trade blanket. His face is painted white and red.

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Battle of Honor by K Henderson

Battle of Honor by K Henderson

Battle of Honor, 42 x 36, oil on canvas

This Plains Indian carries a shield painted with 2 battling animals. It is adorned with trade cloth and a beaded antler.

He wears eagle feathers in his hear and a beaded shirt.

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