Narciso Platero (Ha So De, Fiercely Ascending) (Native American, 1918-1998) Navajo Women, signed "HA-SO-DE" l.r., tempera on textured ivory paper, (minor paper thin spot u.r. corner), 22 1/8 x 17 1/4 in. (sight), matted. N.B. Ha So De was a noted American Indian painter and served as one of the 450 Navajo World War II code talkers. He studied at the Santa Fe Indian School and at the University of New Mexico with Modernist painter Raymond Johnson.