THE CHIEF'S WAR PONIES

THE CHIEF'S WAR PONIES

12" x 16" oil on canvas

The Plains Indians would often notch or split the ears of their prized ponies. Here I've shown a chief returning from watering his ponies. This chief is rich in horses as indicated by having at least 2 such ponies. These ponies would be hobbled next to his tipi for protection from those wishing to capture/ steal them. Horse raiders would achieve great honor to be able to sneak into an enemies camp and escape with a chief's ponies. © Steven Lang OPAM