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The Chiefe Wereowance of the Susquehannock

The Chiefe Wereowance of the Susquehannock Sculpture

2019 | Bronze edition: 35 | Height: 31″

“…such great and well proportioned men are seldom seene, for they seemed like giants to the English…”

Within about a year of the founding of the English colony at Jamestown in Virginia, Captain John Smith sailed north exploring the Chesapeake. He had primarily two goals …

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A Study of King of the Maquas (Mohawks)

A Study of King of the Marquas Sculpture

A Study of King of the Marquas

Bronze edition: 60 | Height: 22″

…Queen Anne who presented to the four Mohawk Kings expensive red blankets trimmed in gold…

Sa Ga Yeath Qua Pieth Tow was the name of this Mohawk king. Born about 1670, “Brant”, as this man was known to the English, grandfather of …

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Warhawk

Bronze edition: 20 | Height: 33″

“None of the most famous heroes of rome have discovered a greater love of their country or a greater contempt of death than these people.”

The 5 nations of the Iroquois league (Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga and Seneca) were governed at the highest level by the grand council …

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Thaovenhosen

Bronze edition: 20 | Height: 21″

Huron Chief

One of the Indian leaders and chief of the Hurons who accompanied the French commander Hertel on the February 29th raid on Deerfield in 1704. Along with the Caughnawago Mohawk and the Abenaki, the Hurons of Lorette were strong, dependable allies of the French.

When the …

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Susquehannock

Sesquhannock Sculpture

Large | Bronze edition: 5 | Height: 48″
Study | Bronze edition: 60 | Height: 21″

“He seemed the goodliest man we ever beheld!”

“…60 of those Susquehannocks came to us . . . such great and well-proportioned men are seldome seene, for they seemed like giants to the English . . . …

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Sconondoa (Shenandoah)

Bronze edition: 20 | Height 30″

“Sconondoa, an incredibly old and frail chief of the Oneidas, rose to speak at a treaty negotiation between the British and the Iroquois at Albany, N.Y. The date was July 17, 1752. No one knew how old he was but no white man present knew him except …

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Sassacus

Bronze edition: 25 | Height: 30″

In the early 1630’s Sassacus “held dominion over part of Long Island, over the Mohegan, over the sagamores of Quinapeake (New Haven), yea over all the people that dwelt upon Connecticut River, and over some of the southerly inhabitants of the Nipmuck Country about Quinabaug.” (Shelburne/Brookfield, Mass.)

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Pontiac

Bronze edition: 20 | Height: 30″ (with base)

“According to Canadian tradition, he was not above middle height, though his muscular figure was cast in a mold of remarkable symmetry and vigor…his features had a bold and stern expression; while his habitual bearing was imperious and peremptory, like that of a man accustomed to sweep …

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Ononkwaya

Ononkwaya (An Oneida Chief)

Bronze edition: 20 | Height: 24″

“I had always supposed, heretofore, that the paintings and the busts I had seen of the Roman Emperors, represented the ideal of artists rather than men who had actually ever existed… until I came to this country (the land of the Hurons/Iroquois). For among …

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Minavivana

“Le Grand Sauteur”

Bronze edition: 20 | Height: 28″ (with base)

“Englishman, although you have conquered the French, you have not conquered us!”

“Minavivana appeared to be about 50 years of age, he was well over 6′ in height and had in his countenance an indescribable mixture of good and evil. Looking steadfastly at …

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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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Kiotsaeton

Bronze edition: 20 | Height: 34″

“On the 5th of July, 1645, the Iroquois reappeared at Three Rivers (Quebec), bringing with them two men of renown, ambassadors of the Mohawk Nation. The chief of the Iroquois was Kiosaeton of impressive size and symmetry. Standing erect in the prow of the French sailboat that had …

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King Philip

Bronze edition: 9 | Height: 32″

“Metacomet”, son of Massasoit, who had welcomed the Pilgrims at the first Thanksgiving, lived to see his large territory dwindle in the face of the insatiable English appetite for land. Rather than submit to a humiliating subjugation he launched “King Philips War” (1675-1676). It was the last great …

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Joseph Brant

Bronze edition: 9 | Height: 32″ (with base)

“In the features of Brant may be seen the personification of the aristocratic, cruelly domineering Iroquois, natural men who are impassioned lovers of freedom and warfare …”

“Truly a man of two worlds,” feared by American colonists as the “monster Brant” – a war chief of the Mohawk …

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Guyasuta

Bronze edition: 20 | Height: 28″

Seneca Warrior  (c. 1708 ? – 1798)

Guyasuta was conspicuous at the defeats of General Braddock (1755) and of Major Grant at Fort Duquense (1758), the battles of Bushy Run and Devil’s hole in 1763, and the destruction of Hannahstown, Pennsylkvania during the Revolutionary War in 1782. Early chronicles …

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Grangula

Bronze edition: 10 | Height: 24″

“He was an astute old savage, well trained in the arts of Iroquois rhetoric and gifted with the power of strong and caustic sarcasm…He shared with most of his countrymen the conviction that in all the earth there was nothing so great as the league of the Iroquois.”

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Garakontie

Bronze edition: 20 | Height: 32″

Garakontie was seen by his contemporaries as “the most noted man among all the Iroquois.” He may claim from us recognition as the greatest American diplomat of the 17th century.

He was, for a quarter century, “first among equals” among the “50 Confederate Lords” who ruled over the league …

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The Envoy of Peace

Envoy of Peace

Bronze edition: 20 | Height: 23″

“On the 5th of July, 1645, the Iroquois reappeared at Trois Riviere (Quebec) bringing with them two men of renown, ambassadors of the Mohawk nation. The chief of the Iroquois was Kiotsaeton of impressive size and symmetry. Standing erect in the prow of the French sailboat that had …

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Deerfield

Bronze edition: 15 | Length: 42″ | Height: 32″

“On the 29th of February 1704, not long before the break of day, the enemy came in like a flood upon us; our watch being unfaithful … they came to my house in the beginning of the onset, and by their violent endeavors to break open …

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Cornplanter (1732-1836)

Bronze edition: 9 | Height: 32″

“He lived in simple style, surrounded with plenty and practicing a rude hospitality while his sway was kind and patriarchal”.

Thus is “Cornplanter” described in his old age by a writer of the 1830s. “Cornplanter” (literally from the Seneca “Kiiontwogke”, meaning “what one plants”) earned fame in his youth …

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