Crow Indians Returning To Camp
Medium: Oil On Canvas
Acrylic on Canvas, 36" x 48" Moving through the tall prairie grass under the mid-afternoon summer sun, these warriors return to camp. The fact that they are wearing war bonnets and carrying coup sticks indicates that their campaign was successful. Their red willow coup sticks are decorated with two, three and four feathers, each indicating an act of valor while engaging with the enemy. A warrior could not simply say he had been courageous or valiant, he needed to have witnesses amongst his fellow warriors to earn these feathers.