"Council Mediator" by Howard Terpning
Signed Limited Masterwork Edition Giclee on Paper, Unframed
Image Size: 23 X 38 in.
Edition Size: 85
A tribal council was, and is, an association of Native American bands or the governing body for certain tribes and are generally formed along regional or ethnic lines. In council, decisions were reached by consensus, but youth acknowledged the wisdom and experience of their elders.
The ceremonial staff with feathers both signals this mediatorís role and imbues him with the necessary gravitas to shoulder the responsibilities of the task.