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Weight 2 lbs., 14 ozs. Cast 7/9
Created by: Russell, Charles M.
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Weight 45 3/4 lbs.
Created by: Russell, Charles M.
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Though unsigned and undated, this is said by some experts to be Russell's first Indian portrait. Crowfoot, while born a Blood Indian, had been adopted into the Blackfoot tribe and eventually became its chief at the age of 35. Under his leadership, the Blackfoot avoided conflict with white settlers and troops, refusing to join forces with the Sioux after the Battle of Little Big Horn. In 1880-81, the tribe wintered in the Judith Basin and on the Musselshelf River in Montana where there were still buffalo to hunt. The young Kid Russell was in the same area at the time...
Created by: Russell, Charles M.
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Weight 4 lbs., 7 ozs. "CHIEF JOSEPH " inscribed in bronze.
Created by: Russell, Charles M.
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Chief Joseph is one of the comparatively few Native American leaders whose name is known to the majority of Americans. As one historian tersely noted of his role in the Nez Perce War of 1877: "In 11 weeks he moved his tribe 11,000 miles, engaged 10 separate U.S. commands in 13 battles and skirmishes, and in nearly every instance had either defeated them or fought them to a standstill." Yet he probably remains best-known for his eloquence in defeat, via the famous speech in which he vowed, "I will fight no more forever". Nonetheless, he continued to devote the remainder...
Created by: Russell, Charles M.
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If Chief Joseph was famous, Chief Sitting Bull of the Lakota was closer to infamous, widely reviled after the spectacular defeat of Custer's 7th Cavalry at the Battle of Little Big Horn, or as Native Americans know it, the Battle of Greasy Grass Creek. Following the battle in 1876, he led his people to Saskatchewan, Canada, but returned to U.S. territory in 1881, shortly after Russell arrived in Montana. After performing for a time in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, he returned to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in the Dakotas. Fearing he would use his fame and influence to...
Created by: Russell, Charles M.
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Weight 40 lbs., 4 ozs.
Created by: Russell, Charles M.
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The importing of horses into North America created a revolution in the lifestyle of the native population. Not only did they greatly expand mobility and increase territorial incursions, they also became a source for wealth, both on their own account and as a tool for trading. Raiding parties that sought to steal horses from enemy tribes were soon a regular rite of passage for young warriors and a source of revenue for their elders. In Covering the Trail, following a successful raid, the thieves are driving the stolen horses up a stream, attempting to conceal their trail until they reach...
Created by: Russell, Charles M.
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Mounted on wooden base. Weight including base: 2 1/2 lbs. Cast 1/30
Created by: Russell, Charles M.
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Weight 1 lb., 7 ozs.
Created by: Russell, Charles M.
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