Glossy 8x10 Ceramic tile with easel back. Armed with his flintlock musket, buffalo black powder horn and his war club in his belt, the young tattooed hunter has heard an unfamiliar sound in his forest.Animal or human? Friend or foe? He does not know. He needs a Closer Look.
Glossy 8x10 Ceramic tile with easel back. Like the Chickamaugas Chief Dragging Canoe, who fought against the encroachment of colonists onto Indian lands, the Cherokee in this image was "Steadfast" and also determined to fight for his people.
Glossy 8x10 Ceramic tile with easel back. A bow could have been made of different wood, fashioned in different ways. The arrow had to be straight in order to hit its target, hence the phrase we use today, "Straight as an Arrow."
Glossy 8x10 Ceramic tile with easel back. This image depicts three braves trying to smoke a bear down from a tree. These braves will need a lot of patience for one of nature's most fierce creatures to give up the fight. It will be a battle of wits to see who wins this conflict.
Glossy 8x10 Ceramic tile with easel back. Doug Hall's paintings reflect his admiration and respect for the culture of the early Eastern Woodland Native Americans. In this image, the scout hears sounds ahead and has hurried to get a "Treetop Advantage."
Glossy 8x10 Ceramic tile with easel back. Symbols were universal on the early frontier, understood by Indians and frontiersmen. Bark was cut away from the tree leaving an area to paint or carve a message, map or warning for the next traveler.
Glossy 8x10 Ceramic tile with easel back. Indians cut trails under the most difficult weather conditions, through wooded rocky mountains, and around rough waters. Supplies not taken were cached in hidden canoes to be used on return trips. More dugouts were made when navigable rivers were discovered. With food scarce, portages took days and sometimes weeks.