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Three warriors of the Sioux nation crest a hill on prairie land they consider theirs. It belongs to them and they are sovereign.  Woe to those who dare trespass.

The lead warrior has vanquished a soldier of the US Army and claimed his prize: the horse and McClellan saddle.  The horizontal stripes - called coup marks - painted on their leggings represent achievements in battle such as striking an enemy, the stealing of horses, or just about any bravery shown in conflict.


Oil on linen
48” x 24”

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Blue River Fine Art Gallery
411 S. Main Street
Breckenridge, CO  80424

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6420 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ  85718

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75 N. Glenwood St.
Jackson, WY  83001

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