History, or oral legend, tells us that the Wampanoag Indian tribetaught the Pilgrims survival skills in the harsh New World. The Pilgrims suffered through the first year and lived to celebrate the first Thanksgiving, sharing the bounty of the new year with the native American Indians, without whose help they would have all perished.The American Indian Man figure is in the hand carved and painted collection by the artisans at Wolf Creek of Eldora, Iowa, and is one of four figures that make up the Thanksgiving Collection. The American Indian Man stands 10 ½ inches tall, 3 ½ inches wide and 2 5/8 inches deep. He is painted in a primitive folk art style, but whether her clothing is correct for Wampanoag, I do not know. The American Indian Man wears a loin cloth and a chest piece, perhaps a double necklace. His black hair is in a thick braid hanging down his back, and his head is topped by a colorful feather headdress. His arms are movable. He was fashioned by artist Hacker in 1986. The Wolf Creek brand is on the bottom. Waterfall Antiques & More was fortunate to acquire 11 pieces from various collections. The pieces of each collection will be offered at auction and can be viewed and purchased separately. We will be happy to combine orders if you choose to purchase more than one. Contact us as soon as possible if you would like to purchase all the collections. These items are expected to sell quickly. The other items include: Thanksgiving Collection · Pilgrim Man · Pilgrim Woman · American Indian Man · American Indian Woman Patriotic Collection · Uncle Sam · Lady Liberty Christmas Collection · Snow Man · Christmas Tree Firefighter (one piece) Witch (one piece) Farm Collection · Barn with animals running through door (action piece) You are invited to browse through all the listings in our store, Waterfall Antiques and More. If you like what you see, mark the store as one of your Favorites and come back often to see other items. We get new stock every week. Also, be sure to sign up for our email newsletter. Thanks for stopping by! Item: SW 324
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