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Chief Spotted Elk
Solid marble portrait bust Approximately 30" wide X 45" tall X 18" deep
Chief Spotted Elk 1825-1890 Sioux The son of Lone Horn, Spotted Elk became chief of the Minneconjou ("Planters by the River") after the death of his father in 1874. Native accounts of Spotted Elk describe him as a great hunter. He was also a skilled horseman who possessed a string of fine ponies, most often obtained from the Crow or other enemies. He was best known, however, for his political and diplomatic successes.
Larger than life-size, hand carved smoke white imported natural marble. Signed by the artist.