Friends of Red Lodge-Original Art-Nez Perce Medicine Woman


Friends of Red Lodge-Original Art-Nez Perce Medicine Woman

Original price was: $480.00.Current price is: $335.00.

# 000485 Nez Perce Medicine Woman


Decades after the Battle of Big Hole in Montana in 1877, Nez Perce woman Penahwenonmi (Helping Another, 1840-1938) remembered vividly the atrocities of the war. “I hid under some willow brush…. A little girl lay close, my arm over her. Bullets cut twigs down on us like rain. The little girl was killed. Killed under my arm,” as Penahwenonmi told Lucullus Virgil McWhorter, a white Ohio farmer who in the early twentieth century set out to collect Nez Perce testimonies of the Nez Perce War.1 Penahwenonmi’s words challenge the perceived masculine nature of warfare and remind us that women’s experiences were an integral part of the story. Nez Perce women’s suffering and resilience left important marks on the land where the Big Hole National Battlefield stands.


Artist:  Roi M
Tribe:  Nez Perce
Medium:  Colored Pencil on 100 lb. Vellum paper
Year Created: Unknown
Created at:  snake River Correctional Institution

Friends of Red Lodge, Native American Prison Art Collection.


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# 000485  Nez Perce Medicine Woman


An Original Work that is suitable for framing . This was used for our 2024 Calendar Cover and is a great piece of art to hang in your home or office!

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