The Warning

Howard Terpning
Limited Edition Print
Giclée Paper
28 W x 21.75 H inches
Limited Edition of 1650, and Artists Proofs

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Artwork Description

These are Blackfeet Indians of the 1840s period. Various tribes gave warnings and challenges in many different ways, one of which was to thrust a lance into the ground. This lance has a medicine bundle attached to it that could signify a warning to approaching Blackfeet. The Crow were also known to have used lances in this way.