John Fawcett

Winyan Ohitika (Brave Woman)


#M16 (miniature)
10 x 12 in.
15 x 17 in. (framed)
Women in Plains Indian societies were indispensable, caring for their children, making clothing for their families, curing hides and meat, cooking, raising tipis, and sometimes accompanying their husbands in battle. Although usually staying in the background, they would help with horses captured during an encounter with an enemy, and would often earn praise and accolades from the tribe.