Sioux Flag Carrier by Howard Terpning
Flags in battle serve more purpose than mere decoration, and among the Sioux, the eagle-feathered banner was generally carried by a man who rode near the leader. In a large battle, warriors to could look for the flag to locate their leader, thereby riding in that direction to seek direction and obtain orders.
“Terpning is the recipient of the Autry National Center, 2005 Masters of the American West Thomas Moran Memorial Award, given in recognition of exceptional artistic merit for painting. ”
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