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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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Weight 9 lbs., 2 ozs. Cast 1/11
Created by: Russell, Charles M.
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Weight 3 lbs., 2 ozs. Cast 7/10
Created by: Russell, Charles M.
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Weight 12 ozs. Cast 11/30
Created by: Russell, Charles M.
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Weight 3 lbs., 9 ozs. Signed at right rear of base "CMR skull". Cast 13/24
Created by: Russell, Charles M.
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Among the Plains Indians, one method for a warrior to gain status outside of a full-scaled battle was to conduct a horse-stealing raid against the enemy. These forays also provided training and experience for younger warriors. While the braves wore mostly traditional attire, by the late 19th-century that included Hudsons Bay blanket coats for winter sorties like those worn by this raiding party. In addition to warmth, these also provided a sort of camouflage in patchy snow-covered terrain. This was one of Russells earliest oil paintings, as well as one of the first to be published abroad, featured as an...
Created by: Russell, Charles M.
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Weight 4 lbs., 8 ozs.
Created by: Russell, Charles M.
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Weight 8 1/2 lbs. One of 17 lbs.
Created by: Russell, Charles M.
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