Spirit of the Plains

Limited Edition Print by Howard Terpning

Spirit of the Plains

Howard Terpning
Limited Edition Print
Giclée Canvas
21 × 27 in
Handsigned by the Artist


Artwork Description

They followed the warrior’s way as proud horsemen with an appetite for competition, excellence and danger. Emboldened by bravery and with the protection of their sacred medicines, the Plains Indians would fight for revenge but welcomed the chance to test their courage.

Our ideal image of the Plains Indian warrior endures even though the full glory of his greatness has vanished. He remains an important American icon, every bit as pertinent to our past as the cracked bronze bell in Philadelphia or Plymouth Rock in New England. However, the “winning” of the American West is not a tale told of triumph, but rather of tragedy.