"The Hunter" by Jud Hartmann
"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 served us for clothing.
He had scattered them over the country and taught us how to take
them . . . All this he had done for his red children because he
loved them."- "Red Jacket", Seneca, 1805.
"Let us not thinke that these men are so simple
as we have supposed 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
Edition size 60. Hot cast bronze.