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Staking oneself to the ground and meeting the enemy in combat was considered to be an ultimate form of bravery.
The hair of the Indian on horseback is done in the manner of the Crow who put gumballs in it for decoration.
ONE SHOT AT A TIME
20 X 28
A mountain man riding at full gallop while reloading his Hawken Rifle.
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A mountain man crossing a stream with his pack horses following. The packs are tied with single diamond hitches. Typically lines were not attached to the pack horses in the event of being attacked by Indians which would impede getting to safety.
16 X 17
$2900 in patina $3500 in polychrome
An Indian mounted on a running horse holding a spear. The markings on the horse indicate the rider is the leader of the war party and has previously met the enemy in hand to hand combat. Other markings indicate he has "counted coup" as well as having been on horse stealing raids.