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Distant Dilemma

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Image Size - 11 x 17
canvas mounted on board
Edition 50 signed & numbered | 10 artist's proof's

Image Size - 11 x 17
3 3/8" Warm Silver Molding
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The Flathead Indians of Western Montana, also known as the Bitterroot Salish, Kootenai, and Pend d’Oreilles were originally located near the head waters of the Missouri River where they shared rich hunting grounds that included Buffalo, Elk, Deer and Salmon. As time progressed they were gradually cut off from hunting Buffalo, by Blackfoot Indians found directly to their east. Being one of their most highly sought after staples, Flathead hunting parties were continually launched in efforts to access the Buffalo grounds, more often than not being met with fierce, armed combat from the Blackfeet. The sub-chief pictured in my painting with his gaze scanning the horizon for Buffalo, or possibly trouble, is on one of those hunting frequent parties. He’s adorned in red war paint made from bloodroot and bear grease which also serves as a sun block and helps to prevent wind burn. As well, the two horizontal black stripes he’s placed across his forehead are there to afford him some level of spiritual protection in the event of any battle(s)