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"The Honor of Being Pipe Carrior" by Howard Terpning

Signed Limited Masterwork Edition Giclee on Canvas, Unframed
Image Size: 31 X 39 in.
Edition Size: 75

Winner of the Masters of the American West Thomas Moran Memorial Award for Artistic Merit (2016)

To carry a pipe among members of a war party was considered a great honor. These pipes were called black-covered war pipes or black-covered medicine pipes, and were carried by members of all Northern Plains tribes. The pipe itself was encased in a cover made from trade cloth or a trade blanket, and sometimes had an eagle feather attached at each end. This warrior has removed the pipe case from his shoulder and is telling his enemies that he is a formidable foe.



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