Deeds of His Father by Howard Terpning
There are many ways to tell stories, and one that the Plains Indians of the 18th and 19th centuries used were simple line drawings, highly symbolic, understandable to Native American tribes in their area.
In Deeds of His Father, western artist Howard Terpning paints a young warrior, stopped in the midst of crossing, who stands proudly by the animal skin hide upon his mount. The colorful, almost abstract markings record the accomplishments of a man the warrior hopes to emulate.
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