This Plains Indian wears a headdress of beads, bells and trade cloth. Attached to his shirt is a disc of Abalone. All of these items were "Trade Items" although the abalone was also exchanged amongst the various tribes before the European Traders arrived.
It seems like forever since I posted a new painting. I hope you find this worth waiting for.
This Plains Indian wears a feathered Headdress with ribbons. Many years
ago I was allowed into the Vaults of the Philbrook Museum in Tulsa. I
was shown a beautiful old War Bonnet. What a shock to find that the
crown was made from a Stetson felt hat!!