Gathering the Eagles

Gathering the Eagles
Oil on canvas
36” x 48”

The time period of this piece is 1850 – 1870.  A Lakota (Sioux) warrior raises his lance to summon the others in his party.  He is mounted on a roan Appaloosa.  He controls his horse with a snaffle bit, which is the oldest known, is still used today, and dates back to the Pazyryk culture of southern Siberia (2,600 BC).  His headdress is not a chief’s bonnet or a society bonnet but is a war bonnet and provides him personal protection.                                           

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