Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Garland Humble Bear

Here's a good fotog of Garland Humble Bear standing by his tipi in Virginia. I could always depend on Humble Bear to open up his lodge to visitors and welcome anyone. He had a big heart and a clear mind. He carried an ace of hearts playing card with him and when people asked him how much Indian blood he had, he would hand them the card with the words written on it, "One Red Heart" and say it was his tribal card.

This fotog shows the new buckskin shirt I finished up at my tipi, doing the lazy stitch beadwork oftimes in kerosene lantern light. It replaced my older shirt and was made from several fine pieces of Crazy Crow German brain-tanned buckskin, very soft and great to work with.

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