"Shoshone Indian Man", reveals a handsome portrait if I ever saw one.
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Shoshone Indian Man reveals a handsome portrait if I ever saw one. I painted him in primarily Burnt Sienna, Terra Rosa, and burnt umber. Its almost a sketch rather than a finished work of art. I think this adds to the rugged beauty of the man. I love to paint in this simple direct way.
The historic Shoshone Indians of the Uto-Aztecan linguistic stock occupied territory in California, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming, although most of them seemed to be settled in the Snake river area in Idaho. Historical documents from the Lewis & Clark expedition often refer to the Shoshone as the “Snake Indians,” but the actual name “Shoshone” means “The Valley People.” The Shoshone were few in numbers with the total population being somewhere around 8000. In 1875, resident Ulysses S. Grant established a 100-square mile executive order reservation for the Lemhi Valley Shoshone, establishing the Lemhi Valley Indian Reservation for use by the Shoshone, Bannock, and Sheep eater tribes.