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THE HUNTING PARTY

THE HUNTING PARTY

Gary Dee

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Aug 7, 2009 – (2159 views)


In 1840 there were some 30/70 million Buffalo on the American Plains. Plains tribes depended on them for their food, clothing, and shelter. They took only what they needed and asked forgiveness for having to take it. The "Indian Wars" became more aggressive after the Civil War. One government strategy for dealing with the "Indian Problem" was to open hunting for 'sport' and Buffalo were slaughtered just for the value of their hides, leaving the rest to rot. By 1889 there were less than 1000 Buffalo. Hunting parties became fruitless, and a way of life soon ended.

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Comments

wonderful artwork and great colours!
Mar 24, 2014 – TSV
Wonderful vivid color!!
Jan 11, 2011 – Tracie Skarbo
I must say the color's used is just magnifisent. the bleding is superb. Just looking at it fill my heart with a wormth, and yet a coldness knowing what happend to the first people that lived here.
Dec 9, 2010 – Shaun Kennedy
I really like this. It is so expressive and I love western art!
Mar 2, 2010 – June
Superior work! Makes me feel like I am nearby, watching these guys ride across this sunset
Feb 5, 2010 – Sandra R Cutrer
Wicked colour in this picture
Nov 20, 2009 – sam ireland
I really like your work! You are from my hometown too! can't beat that, anyway great job and I like them all but this is my favorite I think!
Oct 8, 2009 – yourstruly365
wow, fantastic, i do a lot of silhouettes myself, this one i really love, the colours and composition are excellent smiles
Oct 1, 2009 – TheThirdEye
excelent art
Sep 18, 2009 – Attila Levai
Very warm and soothing ...Excellent work!!!
Sep 4, 2009 – sorinapostolescu
I LOVE the colours in this piece. though I am partial to warm tones :P
Aug 27, 2009 – Jennifer Bisson
One day, my Friend.
Aug 22, 2009 – Gary Dee
This sunset is incredible Gary. I can see colors within color here and you have blended it greatly my friend. I know how much the buffalo meant to the Indians, it catered for their every need, from clothing to food, to tools and even craftwork and art. Nothing was wasted.. Yet I can see one day when the vast prairies shall thunder with the sound of their hooves again..
Aug 22, 2009 – alanminshull
Another great piece of art that helps us understand so much about ourselves and each other. Kudo's!
Aug 15, 2009 – SharsArt
Beautiful!
Aug 12, 2009 – Cherokeyjill
I can feel their despair heading home empty handed. The colors depict the mood. Great work!!
Aug 11, 2009 – mariblubee
This is an excellent silhouette, done masterfully with a beautiful use of colors. Masterfully done!
Aug 10, 2009 – Debbie Adams
Thanks for the nice comments, guys....appreciated!
Aug 9, 2009 – Gary Dee
great work. love the colours.
Aug 8, 2009 – andy tetlow
frealyfingers THANK YOU
Aug 8, 2009 – freakyfingers
Fitting mood and colors, well done.
Aug 8, 2009 – bloodjelly
Aug 8, 2009 – Gary Dee

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