For your consideration is this: Gallagher 6′ Wooden Cigar Store Indian “The Scout” Native American Made in USA. We are pleased to offer the iconic Cigar Store Indian sculptures by the famous Gallagher family! The Gallaghers were the original carvers of the famous Cigar Store Indians that became a symbol of tobacco stores and trading posts in the Southwest. Offered here is a fantastic 6 foot hand carved. Cigar store I ndian Chief Scout sculpture made out of one piece of Colorado Aspen. Colorado Aspen is the preferred material for these cigar store I ndian sculptures. Th is hand carved wooden figure is painted with soft tan s and browns and decorated with a sacred Buffalo on his chest. This one wears a turquoise necklace and turquoise colored Chiefs b lanket accented with a Four Directions symbol. He wears a traditional feather headdress that extends to his waist. He is holding a tomahawk and a can of cigars. He stands on a base that represents a pow-wow drum. This fabulous wooden Cigar Store Indian is approx 6 feet tall , including the base, and is signed F. A two page copy of an article about the Gallagher family wi ll be included. Natural wood does get a crack here and there on occasion. Please be assured it is a natural process and not a defect. Please note that these items are individually handmade and may have some artistic differences than pictured. All Cigar Store Indian sculptures are unique one-of-a-kind pieces with its individuality, colors and details. This is representative of what you will be getting. SENSATIONAL AUTHENTIC NATIVE AMERICAN HANDCRAFTED CIGAR STORE INDIAN BY THE FAMOUS GALLAGHER FAMILY! UNIQUE AND A TRUE SOUTHWESTERN ICON! GREAT ITEM TO ENHANCE YOUR BUSINESS OR HOME WITH! A TRULY UNIQUE GIFT FOR YOUR SPECIAL SOMEONE! Frank Gallagher’s ancestor, one of the first wooden Indian carvers, started carving his Indians in the 1840’s. His great, great grandson Frank is known to be one of approximately 12 true full-blooded Man-Dan Indians still living. Unfortunately, the Man-Dan village was infected by small pox which practically wiped out the entire tribe. Frank’s ancestor however, was away from the village at the time, working for a furniture maker. The furniture maker’s name was Samuel Gallagher. Following the custom of Indian laborers of that era, Frank took his employer’s last name as his own. One of the original Wooden Indians are on display in the Smithsonian Institute. The Gallaghers continue the art of carving as their ancestor would want it; the old way – the right way – by hand. A copy of Arizona Highways magazine with a two page story highlighting the Gallagher family will accompany each sculpture. Thanks for looking and be sure to check out my store for more selections of authentic handmade Native American artifacts and ceremonial craft items! If you like our products, add me to your FAVORITES list or p lease consider subscribing to our newsletter for updates on newly listed items, sales and special promotions! Statement of Authenticity: We fell in love with Native American jewelry many years ago and really appreciate the true craftsmanship that goes into the making of a piece of genuine Native American jewelry art! All of our items are either direct from the reservations or from our reputable and well established trading partners who deal directly with the Native American artisans to bring you a large selection of authentic Native American products. These artisans come from the Navajo, Zuni, Hopi and affiliate tribes on the reservations, so you can be assured that all our Native American products are authentic! We try our best to present the item as accurately as possible, but due to the effects of photo lighting, camera settings or computer monitor settings, the actual color may vary slightly than pictured. Thank you and God Bless! Please allow up to 10-15 days for transit time, depending on your location. The item “Gallagher 6′ Wooden Cigar Store Indian The Scout Native American Made in USA” is in sale since Saturday, October 25, 2014. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Sculptures”. The seller is “pizzazz307″ and is located in Made in America. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Artisan: Frank Gallagher Jr
- Origin: Made in USA
- Tribal Affiliation: Man-Dan Indian