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"Winter Heart"

In Loving Memory




It was while living on a Lakota Sioux reservation that Chuck "Winter Heart" Reddick learned the Plains Indian culture and the techniques for making the traditional Native American war shirts for which he is known today.

Reddick makes shirts which are cherished by collectors of Native American art as unique and stunning wall art – his clients include the famous and not-so-famous. Reddick has also created dance gear for many Native American dancers; in 1992 he made the outfit that Kevin Hagan, of the Yurok Nation, danced in in Washington, D.C. In 1994 Reddick won the "Best of Show" for a bow quiver and shield at the Best Western and Indian Show held in Pasadena, California.

Reddick's pieces are meticulously fashioned using the traditional Native American techniques he learned on the Sioux reservation. The leather is antiqued and smoked to achieve the beautiful dark tanned, worn appearance. The dyes he uses on his war shirts' hides are from plants and minerals such as the red from the prickly pear juice, the yellow from Mormon Tea and the purple from sweetgrass. The beads he uses are antique trade beads attached with traditional Native American techniques such as the "lazy stitch"; roughly 100 beads fill a square inch.

A self-described "mountain man," Reddick has been involved with pre-1840's historical re-enactments for the past fifteen years and is a member of one of the oldest black powder clubs in the United States.


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"Many Horses"
Native American War Shirt
45"h x 60"


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