Chief Joseph by rofocale ()
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Chief Joseph of the Nez PercÚ Native American people.
Tell General Howard that I know his heart.
What he told me before I have in my heart.
I am tired of fighting. Our chiefs are killed.
Looking Glass is dead, Tu-hul-hil-sote is dead.
The old men are all dead. It is the young men who now say yes or no.
He who led 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 and no food. No one knows where they are -- perhaps freezing
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, my heart is sick and sad.
From where the sun now stands I will fight no more against the white man.
Poser PP and Photoshop 7
Image Comments (52)
Absolutely beautiful and moving portrait! The background, drapery, detail and atmosphere are just superb. I love the simplicity but incredible depth of emotion in this piece! You just keep getting better and better! I agree- you need to offer prints/do a show of your Native American work! Hugs! Laurie
Wonderful portrait and feelingly done. Would they have fared any better in Canada? Whether or no, we all regret their not reaching that destination. So close! As to the images, love the face, of course, and the bleak setting, those tepees - they must have been borderline shelters during the winters; I worry though that his feet have not been integrated with the ground below.
Your work breaks my heart...It is like seeing my grandfather alive again..the small details of skin..the lines of the face...the bone structure..the eyes...You capture the beauty of the American Indian face and the innate strenght of spirit...I cannot tell you how much I admire and appreciate your talent.