Cheyenne Red Shield (Artists Proof)

SKU: HT-77794845-2-213 Category:

$344.00

Additional Information

Weight 80 oz
Edition Type

Artists Proof

Image Size

12”H x 9”W

Limited Edition of

20

Production Date

August 2017

Out of stock

Description

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.