The Hunter

1996 | Bronze edition: 60 | Length of base: 14″ | Height: 8″

“There was a time when our forefathers owned this great island. Their seats extended from the rising to the setting sun. The Great Spirit had made it for the use of the Indians. He had created the buffalo and the deer and other animals for food. He made the bear and the beaver and their skins serves us for clothing. He had scattered them over the country and taught us how to take them…All this he had done for his children because he loved them.”

“Red Jacket,” Seneca, 1805

“let us not thinke that these men are so simple as we have suposed them; for they are of body, lustie, strong and very nimble: they are a very understanding generation, quick of apprehension, sudden in their dispatches, subtle in their dealings, exquisite in their inventions and industrious in their labours…I suppose the world hath no better marksmen than they be. They shoot also with marvelous strength: they shoot deer running, birds flying and fish swimming.”

Alexander Whitacre, 1613