Elder Statesman by BarbBarcikKeith

12×16 graphite, white charcoal on Strathmore grey paper. Original unavailable. Edward S. Curtis photograph used as reference.

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Red Cloud (Lakota: Maȟpíya Lúta), (1822 – December 10, 1909) was a war leader and the head Chief of the Oglala Lakota (Sioux). His reign was from 1868 to 1909. One of the most capable Native American opponents the United States Army faced, he led a successful conflict in 1866–1868 known as Red Cloud’s War over control of the Powder River Country in northwestern Wyoming and southern Montana. After the Treaty of Fort Laramie (1868), he led his people in the important transition to reservation life. Some of his US opponents thought of him as overall leader of the Sioux, but this was mistaken. The large tribe had several major divisions and was highly decentralized. Bands among the Oglala and other divisions operated independently, even though some individual leaders such as Red Cloud were renowned as warriors (from Wikipedia).

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  • carpenter777
    carpenter777about 7 years ago

    love it so much very nicely done

  • Aari
    Aariabout 7 years ago

    Wow…really very beautifully done this portrait.

  • cherokee
    cherokeeabout 7 years ago

    So brillant,really love it.

  • pat oubridge
    pat oubridgeabout 7 years ago

    Fantastic portrait Barb….

  • Rayven Collins
    Rayven Collinsabout 7 years ago

    great portrait barb, did you use conte?

  • Charcoal, I believe..

    – BarbBarcikKeith

  • frogster
    frogsterabout 7 years ago

    Wonderful image

  • Renate  Dartois
    Renate Dartoisabout 7 years ago

    fantastic art-work Barbara.

  • JP100
    JP100about 7 years ago

    lovely work, nice portrait capture and feeling.

  • aila
    ailaabout 7 years ago

    Beautiful pencilwork.Great portrait!

  • Abeque  Wikimac
    Abeque Wikimacalmost 7 years ago

    incredible pencil work

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