This one has been on my workbench for about 6 months staring at me each day so I thought I would go ahead and finish him cause he looks a little threatening. I still have to add a few more details....actually, I have to add a lot of details to him to flesh him out, i.e., ribbons, feathers and maybe a decorative cloth (wood) strip hanging from the back of the headress plus all the feathers to be added to the shield. Again, he's a little larger than the normal bust standing at just under 14" with the walnut base. With the addition of some facial decoration he should be quite striking and colorful.
While we were on our trip we stopped at the Prairie Edge store in Rapid City, SD. Like the Cowboy Hall of Fame in OKC I seems to be magnetically drawn to this place. It's filled from floor to ceiling with Native American art and artifacts and if you like such things you owe it to yourself to make a stop if you're in the area. They also sell the numerous craft supplies used to make regalia. While there I took the opportunity to take photos and will refer to those to come up with the designs for this figures beading, shield design and other decoration.
With Judy and I celebrating our 50th next weekend I hope I can get it wrapped up before the hordes of visitors start showing up. Anyway, I hope you like him and look forward to any comments.