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Martin Grelle (1954–Present)
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The Rocky Mountain country is full of various rivers and creeks.  Some are easy-flowing and calm – but many are filled with rocks and whitewater.  There is a wild beauty to me about those streams, and I often try to capture a moment in time with them as part of the story.  In the painting I have placed a small group of Apsaalooke who are in the process of crossing such a stream.  They are not dressed or equipped for a long journey, and I will leave their circumstances to the imagination of the viewer.  The figure on the far left has the typical headdress of a scout, or “wolf”, at least two have their shields, and all are carrying their bow & quiver cases.  Only one has a bit & bridle – the others are using what is referred to as a war bridle, which was simply tied to make a slip-loop through the horse’s mouth with either a single or a double rein.  It was implemented frequently – especially when a party had captured horses from an enemy camp.