6 ft White Buffalo Chief CIGAR STORE INDIAN Native American Made Frank Gallagher. 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 White Buffalo motif. Indian Chief cigar store I ndian 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 and decorated with a sacred White Buffalo on his chest and Turquoise colored decorations. He wears a traditional feather headdress that extends to his waist. The colors of this wooden statue range from neutral hues of tan and brown to more vibrant hues of forest green, red, teal, blue and golden yellow. He stands on a base that represents a pow-wow drum. This fabulous wooden Cigar Store Indian is 6 feet tall , including the 15 base, and is signed F. 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! 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, please add me to your. List or consider subscribing to our newsletter for updates on newly listed items, sales and special promotions! We would be happy to consider reasonable offers. 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! That is why we chose to partner up with some of the oldest and most reputable Trading Posts in the Southwest 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! Most of our old pawn items are One-of-a-Kind and subject to availability. Some of our new items can be re-produced and therefore may have some slight variances from the pictures. We try to keep our listings up to date, but may occasionally miss one. In some cases, we can have one custom made with a two week lead time. 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 notify us within 7 days of receipt for further instructions. Your satisfaction is our ultimate goal! Please allow up to 10-15 days for transit time, depending on your location. The item “6 ft White Buffalo Chief CIGAR STORE INDIAN Native American Made Frank Gallagher” is in sale since Thursday, July 11, 2013. 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
- Origin: Made in USA
- Tribal Affiliation: Man-Dan Indian