A Limited Edition Textured Canvas
by artist Howard Terpning
Image size: 17 ½"w x 27"h
A nation is not conquered until the hearts of its women are on the ground. Then it is finished, No matter how brave its warriors or how strong their weapons -Cheyenne proverb
Award-winning CA artist Howard Terpning captures the solemn pride-and tenderness-of a young Cheyenne mother. She poses in her everyday dress of doeskin, a cradleboard secured to her back by straps around her chest and shoulders. From her belt hangs a knife in an elaborately fringed and beaded sheath.sdzan is one of the Apache words meaning woman. There are several, but that is the one suggested by an Apache friend of mine. Living in Arizona, amidst so much Apache history, I find that I'm exposed to it a lot-particularly up in the White Mountains. Many Apache live there. Oddly enough, the women look exactly as they did 150 years ago. It's astounding.
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