Tag: animal

Penobscot Hunter

Bronze edition: 20 | Height: 23″ | Length: 43″

“These Indians lead a very singular life. At one time of the year they live on a very small store of corn, beans and melons which they have planted; during another period, or about this time, their food is fish, without bread or any other meat; and …

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The Moose Hunter

Bronze edition: 50 | Height: 16″

In the deep snows and shortened days of the month of the snow moon, the moose hunter stalks his prey. More than any other animal, the moose will allow his Abenaki band to survive the lean months of winter. Weighing as much as 1200 lbs, and standing 7′ …

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Madackawondo

Bronze edition: 15 | Height: 40″

Penobscot Chief and Shaman

“Their food is whatever they can get from the chase and from fishing for they do not till the soil at all. In the month of February until the middle of March is the great hunt for beavers, otters, moose and bears and for the …

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Leaping Moose

Bronze edition: 20 | Height: 26″

A large bull Moose like this can reach 1200 lbs. with 4′ legs and a rack spanning 6′. The word Moose is derived from an Algonkian word meaning “twig eater”. It was the Moose that got the hunter-gatherer tribes of the north (like northern New England) through the winter. …

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At the Month of the Snow Moon

Bronze edition: 20 | Length: 66″ | Height: 30″

An Abenaki Moose Hunt

Two Abenaki hunters emerge from the forest and surprise a bull moose charging across a clearing through the drifted snow. The winter is the best time to hunt the moose since they are slowed by the deep snow, while northern native people, like …

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Deerslayer

Deerslayer

Study| Bronze edition: 60 | Height: 21″
Large | Bronze edition: 4 | Height: 45″

It was often the case among Eastern woodland people to experience a period of want, especially during late winter when game proved scarce or elusive and caches of dried food had been exhausted. Unlike early Europeans however, incidents of Indians …

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Atlantic Salmon

Bronze edition: 10 | Height: 10″

After dispersing at the beginning of winter into smaller units, the better to subsist by hunting, northeastern tribes gathered again in an annual rite of spring at favorable locations along rivers to catch spawning herring, shad and Atlantic salmon.

Using spears or fishing traps and weirs, the catch was …

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Akwesasne

Bronze edition: 8 | Height: 26″

Akwesasne – the Mohawk word signifying their homeland in upstate New York, meaning, “Where the partridge drums.”

“…they are generally of a stature surpassing that of even the tallest of the English. Robust and quick of apprehension, they are straight and upright of posture and there is scarce …

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Leaping Deer

1996 | Bronze edition: 60 | Length of base: 14″ | Height: 11″

“For we are all Indians as the English are, and say brother to one another; so must we be one as they are, otherwise we will all be gone shortly, for you know our fathers and plenty of deer and …

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