Among all the Plains Indians, Howard Terpning explains, grandparents were revered by the young children for their wisdom and knowledge. These Blackfoot children listen intently as their grandfather speaks; later, when they have grandchildren of their own, the listeners will be the storytellers, keeping their oral history alive. Howard practically swept the awards at the annual Cowboy Artists of America exhibition in 1998. His works took the gold in the categories of Oil, Water Solubles and Drawing and Other Media. Terpning’s originals are virtually inaccessible except to a very few, one of many reasons why his giclee canvases present an exceptional collecting opportunity.