Howard Terpning: Spirit of the Plains People by Don Hedgpeth
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2001 Greenwich Workshop first edition over-sized (12 by 11 inch), hardcover book with dust jacket, pictorial endpapers and 180 pages. Artist "Howard Terpning, often referred to as the Storyteller of the Native American People, has concentrated his award-filled career on painting pictures about some of the Great Plains tribes. . .Terpning is intimately familiar with the details of their lives, from facial bone structure to everyday dress. . .Terpning's paintings cover the Plains Indians' "glory days" of the early nineteenth century up to their final, desperate demise. . .His paintings not only tell a story, they pull the viewer into the emotional life of the individuals portrayed. . .In Spirit of the Plains People, western historian Don Hedgpeth interweaves the fascinating story of the tribes, their conflicts between them, the dwindling resources they depended on and the spiritual interconnectedness of every aspect of their individual and community lives." Indians of North America; Indians of the Great Plains; Howard Terpning; Western Art and Artists