Thursday, March 8, 2012

Native American Chief Painting by Theresa Paden


Native American Chief Painting
"A Beautiful Spirit"
Chief Beautiful Bald Eagle

24 x 18"
Acrylic on 1.5" deep gallery-wrapped

Available for purchase on my website

www.TheresaPaden.com

Chief David Beautiful Bald Eagle
was born in a tipi in 1919 and spoke only 
Lakota until he went to school at age 12.
He grew up and fought in World War II,
acted in movies, became a race car driver, and 
rode bareback broncs and bulls in the pro rodeo.
At 92 years of age, he still rides his horses. 
He is highly respected and has always tried
to create harmony between the races.
He says "I get along with everybody, Indians and 
non-Indians alike. I treat them all alike.
They treat me the same." 

He truly is a beautiful spirit.



6 comments:

  1. What a delightful story and painting. I love it.

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  2. A great story, a great man and a great painting, Theresa!

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    1. Thank you Christiane. I just love the happy expression on his face. I wish I could know him!

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