A sculptor's update on and review of works and fishing notes
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Indian Brave and an Indian Maiden
The Mandan Indian Maiden now has a boyfriend. I always wanted to carve a Cigar Store Indian. What I came up with is a little more refined then the usual product. I was able to glean a lot of genuine information about the American Indian at about thirty years after Lewis and Clark visited them from the letters of the artist George Catlin. He painted them in the finest apparel. This figure is a composite of some of that information. Another source for authentic regalia was the works of Ben Hunt a lover of and collector of things Indian.