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According to Ginger Renner, “The two Indian figures represent a man and woman, portrayed in a caricaturist manner, typical of the usual way in which Charley Russell created these figures. ...”

“Many of these charming figures were eventually given as presents to close friends—as was the case with Big Chief and the Happy Squaw, these being a gift from the cowboy artist to Joe DeYong, Russell’s only protégé. ...”

The Artist, gifted to
Joe DeYong
The Collection of Richard Flood, Mesa, AZ
Private Collection, WY

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