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Brent Flory Oil Painting ArtistBrent Flory presented his fine art paintings at the 2010 Art of the American Cowboy Show presented by the Western Art Association in Las Vegas at the Southpoint Hotel and Convention Center 2010.

The Western Art Rodeo Association was there to support artists such as Brent Flory, Mary Michael and others.

Brent took some time to share the story behind one of his oil paintings titled “Mahwissa’s Gift.”.

The story goes like this…

“In November of 1868, Custer attacked Cheyenne Chief, Black Kettle’s camp on the Washita River. Black Kettle’s sister was named Mahwissa. The battle over, with the women prisoners grouped together, not certain of their fate, Mahwissa took a young and very beautiful Cheyenne girl named Monahsetah, and presented her to Custer with a short informal marriage ceremony. Monahsetah was also Black Kettle’s niece. The print is a depiction of Monahsetah, the young Cheyenne girl, who was presented to Custer by Mahwissa as “Mahwissa’s Gift”.”

Watch the video below to hear the rest of the story, as told by Brent Flory (live at the show).

Brent Flory was also featured in Wasatch Life Magazine in the fall of 2009.

In case you missed the article, here it is for you to download and view.

Download the PDF Here Download the PDF of the Article Here.

The Western Art Rodeo Association is proud to have Brent Flory as a member and supporter of our Western Artist Community.

See more of Brent Flory’s Fine Art Here.

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