I was commissioned to paint Chief Joseph himself. What an honour!! Couldn't help but check out books from the library about him today, I want to know the story behind the brave strength in these eyes.
Hinamatóowyalahtqit, or Chief Joseph. March 3, 1840 - September 21, 1904. He was a leader of the Wal-lam-wat-kain (Wallowa) band of Nez Perce, a Native American tribe of the interior Pacific Northwest region of the United States.