Life and Death, by Robert Griffing, 1997.
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Oil on canvas of one native painted black with red spots on his head and face and one painted with the symbols that express life.

Credit: Painting by Robert Griffing; used by permission of Paramount Press, Inc.

Using their bodies as canvases, the Native Americans of the Eastern Woodlands painted designs that were outward expressions of their inward emotions. In the case of these warriors their body paintings depict life and death.

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