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Coup Sticks and War Paint

by Howard Terpning®

These two Northern Plains warriors have applied their war paint and are ready for whatever trouble comes their way. To “count coup” on an enemy was a great war honor. It meant touching the enemy with any object in the warrior’s hand—a bow, a rifle or a special stick—usually adorned with at least one feather. It was called a coup stick and was carried for the express purpose of touching an enemy if he could get close enough. An accumulation of these war honors built a warrior’s reputation among his people, gave him great stature and gained the admiration of the people in his camp. His prowess as a strong warrior also made him more desirable to the young maidens who might be looking for a suitable mate.

Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Canvas:
limited to 150 s/n.
26"w x 28"h.
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Montgomery Frame shown
in print version of Catalogue.
(Framing not included.)


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Test of Courage

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Horse of a Different Color

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