David Halbach ( b. 1931 )
The Forewarning, 2003 | 20 x 29 | watercolor on paper | contact gallery
Native Indians knew nothing of owning land but had a determined feeling for territorial rights — defending it with great vigor. This painting depicts Blackfeet placing a staff to designate their rights to territory they have chosen. The staff is decorated with objects that imply danger or war if not given permission to pass” per the Artist.