Native American paintings by Howard Terpning … referrals by Alice B. Clagett

Revised; originally published on 20 March 2014; this is three blogs combined

  • Native Americans and Nature
  • Native American Women
  • Native American Medicine Men

Dear Ones,

Here are nine of my favorite Howard Terpning paintings on Native American themes …

NATIVE AMERICANS AND NATURE

Image: “The Force of Nature Humbles All Men,” a painting by Howard Terpning, http://swoyersart.com/howard_terpning/forcenature001a.jpg …   Six Native Americans, with horses, on a rock overlook over a raging stream.

Image: “Cheyenne at the Disappearing Creek Called White Woman,” a painting by Howard Terpning, http://swoyersart.com/howard_terpning/cheyennecreek001.jpg … Four Native Americans with horses at a woodland watering hole.

Image: “The Scout’s Report,” a painting by Howard Terpning, http://swoyersart.com/howard_terpning/scoutsreport001.jpg … Native American Scout, wearing animal pelt on his head, reports to three Native Americans. The setting is grasslands and boulders.

NATIVE AMERICAN WOMEN

Image: “Passing into Womanhood,” painting by Howard Terpning, 1992, http://swoyersart.com/howard_terpning/womanhood001.jpg … This looks to me like a rite of coming to womanhood being performed in a wigwam, with an older woman, a young girl who has just reached puberty, and most likely her mother.

Image: “Shield of Her Husband,” painting by Howard Terpning, 1982, http://swoyersart.com/howard_terpning/shieldhusband001.jpg … A young Native American wife, in a deerskin robe.

Image: “The Teachings of My Grandmother,” painting by Howard Terpning, http://swoyersart.com/howard_terpning/grandmother0011.jpg … A grandmother sitting and sewing, and a child, holding a doll and watching her.

NATIVE AMERICAN MEDICINE MEN

Image: “Medicine Man of the Cheyenne,” a painting by Howard Terpning, 1983, http://swoyersart.com/howard_terpning/medicine_man_cheyene.jpg … A medicine man offers a healing ceremony for a man who is ill. His wife sits nearby, boiling a healing herb. 

Image: “Blessings from the Medicine Man,” a painting by Howard Terpning, https://www.nlm.nih.gov/nativevoices/assets/exhibition/detail/OB1479.jpeg … A medicine man paints the face of a Native American man. Other Native American men sit round in a circle on the grass.e

Image: “Opening the Sacred Bundle,” a painting by Howard Terpning, 1995, http://swoyersart.com/howard_terpning/sacredbundle1c.jpg … Sitting inside a tent, a Native American opens a sacred bundle. Watching him are two Native American men, and a Native American woman.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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medicine men, Native Americans, nature, Native American women, natural world, ceremonies, Howard Terpning, health, healing, rites of passage,

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