Post by bmeadows51 on Jan 30, 2012 16:03:44 GMT -5
I am a new member and would like to find out details of Swift Dog (1845-1925). I acquired a beautiful solid bronze statue of Swift Dog with traditional outfit, axe type weapon in one hand and traditional shield in the other, standing on a marble base which is approximately 6-8 inches tall, full head dress in bronze (with color tint in bronze) and found it at a garage sale about 30 years ago. The statue is stamped and signed by the artist. Also, it is stamped "real veinna bronze. This was a treasured find and I would love to find out more about his history. Sotheby's has seen the piece and could not believe what I paid for it. He has been a topic of many conversations over the years and would love to know more details. Until then, I look forward to any information offered.
Post by bmeadows51 on Jan 30, 2012 18:49:01 GMT -5
Hello Miller, In response to your question, yes. The background I did was to make sure I knew what I was talking about, and describing. When Sothebys did an appraisal 30+ years ago, and the appraiser gave me a brief bio. Since that time the piece has been very well preserved, and not because of what the dollar amount was but because I truly loved the piece. Back then we did not have the electronic access we have now and since I have put my house on the market and getting ready to go back to college I decided to do a search to obtain as much information as I can about this piece, and the person. You would not believe how many people commented on him yet knew nothing about his history. If you have any information or history about Swift Dog it would be welcomed. Thanks for your quick response.
Post by miller7513 on Jan 31, 2012 11:17:36 GMT -5
bmeadows51 Swift Dog (Fast Dog) b 1833-35 died between 1 Jul 1924 and Jun 29 1925 married Kidney b 1843-44 died 15 Jul 1925 ( Large Kidney-Voice) mother Crazy Heart b 1802 (Crazy Hawk-Heart) Indian census 1885 thru 1925 Was not in the Crazy Horse Surrender Ledger 1877 or the Sitting Bull Surrender census 1881 unless by a different name LaDeane