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Paper That Talks Two Ways, The Treaty Signing
by Howard Terpning®

This original 58” x 70” masterpiece is part of Terpning’s private collection and has never been offered for sale. It is being seen for the first time in  this Fine Art Edition offering, the last in our 30th Anniversary series. In the painting, we see a gathering of Cheyenne and Sioux men intently listening to a man who is an orator among his people. The words of the peace commission have been translated to him and he is expressing his distrust of those words. Terpning wanted the entire focus of the painting to be on the native people, so we see only the corner of a table and the shoes of the commissioner. The scene depicted here is not a specific treaty signing event, but it is loosely patterned after the Fort Laramie treaty of 1868. The title comes from the Indian expression that the treaty always said one thing to the white man and quite another to the native people.

Go to www.greenwichworkshop.com/terpning to learn more about this work, the history of treaties such as the Fort Laramie Treaty or more on the 30th Anniversary Personal Commission Series.

MuseumEdition™
Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Canvas:

Limited to 45 s/n.
65"w x 54"h (unstretched).
$4500

Personal Commission MasterWork™
Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Canvas:

Edition limited to the number of canvases ordered by December 3, 2010.
40"w x 33"h (unstretched).
$1950


 



Legend of Geronimo
by Howard Terpning®

Collectors are surprised when they discover that Howard Terpning has depicted so few historically recognizable figures in his highlyprized paintings of the Native American experience. Legend of Geronimo is only the second Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Edition that features such an identifiable tribal leader.Chief Joseph Rides to Surrender, released in 1982, was the other.

The Apache warrior was born “Goyathlay” (One Who Yawns) but died Geronimo, a legend in his own time. In the 1850s, his wife and three small children were slaughtered while he traveled with others in his tribe to Old Mexico to trade.

His life became an arc of fierce defiance against soldiers and the settlers who colonized Apache territory. It was the Mexicans who called him “Geronimo,” Spanish for “Jerome.” There were periods of relative peace for Geronimo, but those were brief. He resisted attempts to move Apaches to the barren San Carlos reservation and twice left with small bands, once for ten years during which he conducted raids against white settlements. 

He kept 5,000 soldiers plus hundreds of Indian scouts busy for five months chasing him across 1,645 miles until he surrendered in Sonora, Mexico.

Enroute to the U.S., Geronimo escaped again. He surrendered months later with a promise of a return to Arizona after a brief imprisonment in Florida, a promise that was not kept. After years of hard labor in Florida he was moved to Fort Sill in Oklahoma Territory.

Geronimo lived long enough to appear as the legend himself at fairs and parades, selling souvenirs. He dictated his memoirs, which were published in 1906. He died at age 80 in 1909.

MasterWork™
Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Canvas:

Edition finalized at 176 s/n.
27"w x 37"h (unstretched).
$1250 

Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Paper:
Edition finalized at 133 s/n.
Call your authorized dealer for availability
18 1/2"w x 24 3/4"h.
$295


 

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