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You get both! This page is actually two stunning full color book plates taken from a book called “The Mystic Warriors of the Plains” by Thomas E. Mails (copyright 1972) and published by Barnes & Nobel Books.

On the front of this book page is a Sioux warrior with buffalo horns and on the backside of this print is a beautiful full color picture of a Cree warrior. One or both could be scanned and printed and framed as a companion piece so this is a “two-for-one” deal!

Description:

On the front: This is a remarkable illustration by the author himself of a Cree warrior who wears two coup (or war honor) feathers in his fur cap, which is made of bobcat fur. Over his shoulder is a Hudson Bay blanket. The buffalo hide shirt is adorned with six porcupine quill horse tracks indicating the number of horse raids he participated in.

The primary colors in the back piece are a bright golden yellow and an evergreen with an equal amount of white and red and a touch of black. The paper is crisp white and relatively thick and slightly glossy. When laid flat, you cannot see the print on the other side of the page and only show through when held up to the light. The condition is excellent with no folds/creases/foxing/spots/fading/etc.

Back of print: This is also the artwork by the author of the book of a Sioux Warrior with buffalo horns. This older Native American is wearing a buffalo horned bonnet which is one of several collected by Chief Joseph White Bull, nephew of the renowned Sitting Bull. It is assumed they were acquired during the reservation period shortly after the famous Custer battle of 1876. It is believed that only a few of the most outstanding warriors in each tribe were permitted to wear buffalo horn headdresses. And so they are rare—a truth attested to by the fact that few are seen in museums and in publications. This bonnet is bobcat fur. It has an eagle’s head mounted on top, plus a quilled ring and many dyed eagle breath feathers. The side and horn feathers are hawk. The long plume at the back reveals that the wearer has made his renowned Sun Dance one or more times. The shirt in the picture is a type common to both the Sioux and the Omaha—although the shirt shown was photographed on an Omaha man in 1920 who claimed it was his grandfather’s war shirt. Set against a black background this colorful illustration is dramatic to say the least.

The primary colors in the front of this book plate are a bold red, black, and an equal mixture of blue, yellow, white and a touch of green. The paper is crisp white and relatively thick and slightly glossy. When laid flat, the front and back are not visible to each other and only show through when held up to the light. The condition is excellent with no folds/creases/foxing/spots/fading/etc.

Size:

These splendid full color prints are 8 ½ inches wide by 10 ¾ inches tall. They have a 3/8 inch white border around the colored section which could be either included as an “interior mat” when framing or be covered entirely by a mat of any color. (A black mat would be especially dramatic!)

Overall:

This is a remarkably good deal when you consider you are getting two full color book plates for the price of one. While they are front and back of the same page, as mentioned above, scanning and printing would allow you to take full advantage of both prints. They are of a size which could be accommodated by any standard scanner and printer.

Notes:

The black border you see around this print is the black background upon which the print has been laid for the photograph to be taken. There is no mat included with the print.

This book plate is just one in a full series of truly striking Native American prints that I have offered in my shop that would make an impressive statement framed as a grouping. Check this category for others.

Sioux Warrior with Buffalo Horns and Cree Warrior on Reverse Page Print / Book Plate for framing or for use in artwork

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Overview

  • Vintage Supply from the 1970s
  • Materials: Native American, American Indian, Sioux Warrior, Cree Warrior, Hudson Bay Blanket, Buckskin, Warrior, buffalo horns, buffalo bonnet, Sun Dance, White Bull, Sitting Bull, Bobcat fur
  • Only ships within United States.
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