Bear's Heart  by Chris Pardell

Bear's Heart (Arapaho)
Issued January 1997
24 inches tall (61 cm)
Legends Gallery Editions

In Plains Indian culture, earning a coup feather was a rite of manhood that was required before a man could marry. Bear's Heart holds up his first eagle feather as an eyewitness is recounting to the gathered tribe the details of his brave deed. To make the auspicious occasion complete, Wind On Still Water has shown her consent by making eye contact for the first time in public.

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