Cheyenne Mother by Howard Terpning ~ A nation is not conquered Until the hearts of its women are on the ground. Then it is finished, No matter how brave its warriors Or how strong their weapons. — Cheyenne proverb
Award-winning CA artist Howard Terpning captures the solemn pride—and tenderness—of a young Cheyenne mother. She poses in her everyday dress of doeskin, a cradleboard secured to her back by straps around her chest and shoulders. From her belt hangs a knife in an elaborately fringed and beaded sheath.
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