Chief Joseph Rides To Surrender

$3,700.00 each Width: 51 in
Height: 39 in


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This long-awaited, Anniversary Edition Canvas print edition of 225 , depicts the great Nez Perce Chief in the foothills of the Bear Paw Mountains 1877— only a day’s ride from the safety of the Canadian border—making his way to capitulate to the U.S. Army’s General Nelson A. Miles. It is a “must have” Fine Art Edition for any Howard Terpning enthusiast.

Chief Joseph's Surrender Speech at Bears Paw Battle
October 5, 1877 
"Tell General Howard I know his Heart. What He told me before I have in my heart. I am tired of fighting, Looking Glass is dead. too-Hul-hul-sote is dead. The old men are all dead. It is the young men who say yes or no. He who led on the young men is dead. It is cold and we have no blankets. The little children are freezing to death. My people, some of them have run away to the hills, and have no blankets, no food; no one knows where they are--perhpas freezing to death. I want to have time to look for my children and see how many of them I can find. Maybe I shall find them among the dead. Hear me, my chiefs. I am tired; my heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands I will fight no more forever."

Unstretched canvas edition of 225. Sold out at issue price and now secondary market value. Gallery also has one framed canvas -call for details.

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