The Tracker

I came across this card of a painting I did a long time ago.  I painted the rocks on location south of Byron, Wyoming.  I met my model when we were both young men.  I was scouting good painting ideas at a Mountain Man Rendezvous in the Big Horn Mountains.  There were quite a few tipis but one was one in particular looked very authentic.  There was a paint pony with and Indian saddle. That is where I met 19 year old Mike Terry from South Carolina.  He said his parents both had Indian blood in them and that made him have a desire to articulate his heritage in a real way.

In the years since then Mike (Native American name is Bad Hand) has been able to share his love for the Plains Indian life style and has been in movies and given demonstrations to schools and museums.  He has also posed for many other western artists.

In the years since then Mike (Native American name is Bad Hand) has been able to share his love for the Plains Indian life style and has been in movies and given demonstrations to schools and museums.  He has also posed for many other western artists.