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Black Elk's Great Grandson

by James Bama

Clifton DeSerca, a Sioux, lives and works in the modern world but has strong ties to the last days of the free-roaming horseback Native American of the plains. His great-grandfather was Black Elk, a Sioux holy man whose autobiography is considered one of the most important pieces of Native American literature. As a young man, Black Elk participated in the battle of the Little Big Horn. In his older years, he told his story to John G. Neihardt who translated it into the classic Black Elk Speaks. DeSerca serves his people by being involved in a reservation outreach program working with alcoholics. He is portrayed here wearing a Sioux headdress and a historic shirt from the trading-post period.

Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Canvas:
limited to 100 s/n.
20"w x 20"h.
$750 | $860 CDN | £490 | €730
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Medicine Shields of the Blackfoot

by Howard Terpning

Among the Blackfoot people the shield was the most cherished and protective possession. Above all, it was a medicine object. Medicine shields have dream or vision origins. Making a shield could be a lengthy process involving several people, but it had to start with the hide taken from the neck and shoulder of a bull buffalo. Once the hair was removed, this thick hide was then placed over a fire pit filled with hot stones and staked to the ground. The heat of the stones would gradually shrink the hide until it was about one inch thick. It was then painted and decorated to conform with the owner’s dream. When the shield was not carried by the owner on a war party, it was supported on a tri-pod outside the teepee on sunny days, and as the sun moved, the tri-pod was turned so that the face of the shield would always be in direct sunlight.

Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Canvas:
limited to 650 s/n.
23"w x 22"h.
$750 | $860 CDN | £490 | €730
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Arriving November 2006