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Canonchet

Canonchet

Bronze edition: 20 | Height: 29″

Last Sachem of the Narragansett

The Narragansett was the most powerful tribe in 17th century New England, according to William Hubbard in his “History of the Indian Wars” (1677), and Canonchet was able “to raise 4000 fighting men”.

The Puritans, fearful that the powerful Narragansetts would join the Indian …

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Banishing the Evil Spirits

Bronze edition: 20 | Height: 22″

An Iroquois Shaman of the False Face Society performing a curing ritual.

Shamans were those who claimed to control supernatural powers; who obtained special potency thru visions and dreams in which powerful spirits revealed themselves to those whose orenda (a potentiality to do or effect results mystically) were great.

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Atotarho (First Among Equals)

Bronze edition: 8 | Height: 20″

Chief of the Onondagas

A renowned warrior and a mighty magician stands with his hair of writhing snakes, grotesquely conspicuous through the dim light of tradition at this birth of Iroquois nationality. This was Atotarho (aka Tadodaho), chief of the Onondagas; to this day, his name has been passed …

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Canassetego

Bronze edition: 20 | Height: 30″

An Iroquois chief and speaker of the Grand Council at Onondaga

Canassetego was an Iroquois chief known not only for his large physical stature, but also for his charisma and his oratorical skill. He was elected speaker of the Grand Council at Onondaga, the spokesman for the most powerful …

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Sagamore, a study of Madockawando

2002 | Bronze edition: 25 | Height: 21″

Certain men renowned as warriors and hunters or endowed with a gift for oratory qualified as leaders in Wabanaki society were called Sagamores. Great Sagamores were known to possess as well, special spirit power which power which enabled them to accomplish extraordinary feats. The greatest Shamans were …

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