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Elmer Kelton wrote, “Face and body paint was used for many reasons, some purely ornaments, some to provide magical protection for the wearer, some to signify the outcome of a venture. Among many plains tribes the use of black paint symbolized victory.”

PROVENANCE
The Collection of John and Saralynn Geraghty, Glendale, CA

Sold to benefit the acquisitions fund of the Autry Museum of the American West

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