Andre Pater (Polish/American, born 1953)
Charcoal, 22” x 16”
Native American warriors often battled with the U.S. Cavalry in the years following the Civil War. Tokens of war were taken by both sides and the yellow scarf of the Cavalry uniform was particularly prized. Moreover, the Indians believed that by wearing a token captured from an enemy, you combined their power and bravery with yours. This figure’s face certainly looks like it has experience, and he has the scarf around his neck to prove it.