David Lemon

“Sweetgrass”

This limited edition bronze, represents a Southern Cheyenne girl, dressed in a traditional skin dress.
The Cheyenne are one of the best known of the Plains tribes. The Cheyenne Nation formed into ten bands, spread across the Great Plains, from southern Colorado to the Black Hills in South Dakota. At the same time, they created a centralized structure through ritual ceremonies, such as the Sun Dance. When gathered, the bands leaders met in formal council. Alone among the Plains tribes, they waged war at the tribal level, first against their traditional enemy, the Crow, and later (1856*1879) against United States Army forces. In the mid-19th century, the bands began to split, with some bands choosing to remain near the Black Hills, while others chose to remain near the Platte Rivers of central Colorado.

Bronze Sculpture

Edition size: 40

27.5″ tall

Pre-cast Offer: $5,500

Sweet Grass Bronze (1)
Sweet Grass Bronze (2)
Sweet Grass Bronze (6)
Sweet Grass Bronze (8)
Sweet Grass Bronze (8A)
Sweet Grass Bronze (8B)

 

“The Protector” 

The Protector, who’s real name was, Stone Eyes, was born into a prominent family, his older brother Grizzly Hump, who took their father’s name was chief of Biters band of Siksikas (Black Foot Tribe) for which they belonged to.
The name Siksiká comes from the Blackfoot words sik (black) and iká (foot).
As a teenager and young warrior Stone Eyes had not performed any great deeds worthy of recognition until his brother lent him an amulet said to have spiritual powers made from a mirror decorated with eagle feathers, ermine skins, and magpie feathers. Stone Eyes was successful during his first ever raid as a warrior, gaining himself two enemy horses which he captured and gifted to his brother, Grizzly Hump. Similar success during following expeditions resulted in Grizzly Hump giving Stone Eyes the amulet as a gift. Word of Stone Eye’s success spread throughout the Biters band and many referred to him as the “young chief” before he earned or was appointed any leadership position in the band.
During the Autumn of 1871 chief Grizzly Hump, the chief of the Biters band of the Siksika nation and brother of Stone Eyes died resulting in Stone Eyes being appointed as chief of the biters. During his career as a band chief he was noted for his kindness, generosity and intelligence.
When Stone Eyes was among his band, his men were invited to eat, smoke, tell stories every day. He was generous. He gave his running horses out during hunts. Stone Eyes had four wives; two put up Sun Dances. He was kind to children and women.
—-Descendent of Running Rabbit
Due to his intelligence and kindness, Stone Eyes was often looked upon to settle disputes within the band and nation. One incident happened during the early 1870s along the Old man River where a man from the biters band accidentally killed one of Crowfoot’s daughters with a loaded gun. The man hid from Crowfoot who sought to kill him in retaliation in Stone Eye’s teepee. Stone Eyes stressed to Crowfoot that the killing was an accident and gave Crowfoot some horses as added compensation. Though usually peaceful in settling disputes Stone Eyes resorted to violence when the well being of his family was threatened, a noted incident involved Stone Eyes shooting a fellow Indian for beating his blind brother with a whip.
Through years of good leadership and his protective nature, as well as his kindness, Stone Eyes gained the title of not only Chief, but “The Protector”.

Edition of 15

25 Inches Tall by 15 inches Wide

Pre-cast offer $14,500 (limited to the first five sculptures sold)

Release price: $16,500

The Protector (3)
The Protector (4)
The Protector (5)
The Protector (6)
The Protector (7)

 

 

“Down The Ridgeline”

This is a northern plains warrior wearing a wolf skin headdress, carrying a spear. A warrior took on the spirit of the animal who’s skin he wore. Powerful and beautiful at the same time.

Edition Size: 40

15″ x 15″

$5,250

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“Down The Ridgeline” Bronze Sculpture Edition of 40

"Down The Ridgeline" bronze Sculpture Edition of 40
“Down The Ridgeline” Bronze Sculpture Edition of 40

"Down The Ridgeline" Bronze Sculpture Edition of 40

“Down The Ridgeline” Bronze Sculpture Edition of 40

Down The Ridgeline Bronze Sculpture Editon of 40

“Down The Ridgeline” Bronze Sculpture Edition of 40

“Wolf Robe”

This Multi-Patina Bronze, is of the famous Southern Cheyenne warrior, “Wolf Robe”. He was a holder of the Benjamin Harrison Peace Medal. During the late 1870s he was forced to leave the open plains and relocate his tribe on the Cheyenne and Arapaho Indian Reservation in Indian Territory. He was awarded the Benjamin Harrison Peace Medal in 1890 for his assistance in the Cherokee Commission.”
He was born in about 1838, and died in 1910.

Edition of 40

14 inches tall by 13 inches wide

   Retail Price $4,950

Wolf Robe (2)

Wolf Robe (4)

Wolf Robe (6)

Wolf Robe (10)

Wolf Robe (12)

Wolf Robe close up front

Wolf Robe close up side view

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