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Label, Owings-Dewey Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

In Teepee Smoke Forrest Fenn wrote, “Joseph Henry Sharp was sixteen years old when General George Armstrong Custer, accompanied by the Seventh United States Cavalry, rode confidently into the valley of the Little Big Horn River. Like the rest of the nation, Sharp was shocked when he read the horrifying accounts of the Custer ‘massacre.’ Though Joseph Henry Sharp could not know it at the time, this event was to have a profound effect on his life. Almost a quarter of a century later he would befriend and paint portraits of many of the Indians who fought against Custer that day, and these very portraits would be largely responsible for his fame as one of America’s most important artists.”

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