"Cheyenne Red Shield" by Howard Terpning
Signed Limited Edition Giclee on Canvas, Unframed
Image Size: 9 X 21 in.
Edition Size: 175
Among the Northern Cheyenne people, there was a society called The Red Shield Society,
or the “Bull Soldiers.” This was the only soldier band so far as is known that carried a
shield distinctive to the organization. The shields often had the buffalo tail hanging from
the bottom. The members wore the skin of a buffalo bulls head with the horns attached. Once a
man was elected to the society, he was a member for life.