This particular bronze sculpture by Wayne Hyde was inspired by
the history of James Smith and central Pennsylvania's "black
boys" of the mid to late 18th century. James Smith was a captive
who lived with the Indians for over 10 years, his journals well
documented in the book Loudon's
Indian Narratives. He was an instrumental leader of the "black
boys" group, frontiersmen upset with the government's renewed
trade with Native Americans after they had inflicted so much trauma
on the frontier during the French and Indian War. These frontiersmen
often painted their faces black and dressed as Indians when disrupting
supply routes of goods and confiscating items destined for the Indians.
In this piece, you find a frontiersmen racing out, "riding
the warning", that supply wagons have been spotted and the
time has come for another raid.
14"h x 16"w x 9" deep including base
Edition size 35. Hot cast bronze.