Monday, January 13, 2014

Roman Nose
A Portrait of Chief Henry Roman Nose a Southern Cheyenne

By David Lemon
Edition of 10
24.5 inches tall by 16.5 inches wide

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Chief Henry Roman Nose (1856 – 1917) was a highly respected Southern Cheyenne Chief. Living during turbulent times, Roman Nose was recognized for facilitating a peaceful transition to a non-nomadic way of life, while retaining elements of his Cheyenne culture. He was a vocal proponent of obtaining education and training. As a young warrior, Henry Roman Nose participated in the Red River War. After being captured, he was sent in 1878 to Fort Marion in St. Augustine, Florida, where he was listed as a "ringleader". After release, he attended the Hampton Institute in Virginia and the Carlisle Institute in Pennsylvania. In 1892, he received a land allotment in current-day Blaine County, Oklahoma. This land later became part of the Roman Nose State Park, which was named in his honor

Trouble Maker
By David Lemon
Edition of 40
15 inches tall
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Now this bust may look like Will Rodgers, it's not, it's just the look of cowboy's from that time frame.
The word "cowboy" appeared in the English language by 1725. It appears to be a direct English translation of vaquero, a Spanish word for an individual who managed cattle while mounted on horseback. Most cowboys came from lower social classes and the pay was poor. The average cowboy earned approximately a dollar a day, plus food. This is one cowboy who, when working is at his best, but when relaxing, not so much.