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Yellows and whites blend with earth tones to set the tranquil tone. The sun’s light bathes the landscape and accents its loveliness. A Northern Plains Indian sits quietly on his pony. A second horse on a lead drinks calmly from the stream in which they stand. Even the stream is at peace. Terpning has captured a moment of stillness, perhaps a moment for pondering life’s meaning. What is this warrior thinking? Will this be one of only a few quiet moments in his day? “I wanted to capture how much the Native people enjoyed the beauty and serenity of the land,” says Terpning. He has done just that.