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Original Bob Scriver bronze sculpture titled "Horn Society Warrior". The very limited edition bronze is number 31 of only 50 made. Measures 14" tall. Weight 12 pounds 8 oz. Robert "Bob" Macfie Scriver (1914-1999) was a Montana sculptor who was born on the Blackfeet reservation of Anglophone Quebec parents. Scriver was a scholar of Blackfoot Indian culture and history who knew and associated with Blackfoot historian James Willard Schultz in the earlier part of his life. He specialized in western subjects, but it is more accurate to associate him with the American Beaux Arts-educated sculptors who became prominent at the turn of the 19th century. A parallel career in taxidermy and a fondness for hunting supported the increasingly accurate portrayals of these animals.In the late 1950s the Blackfeet tribe and Scriver conferred about a series of bronzes to be cast in heroic size. These included "No More Buffalo," "Transition," and "The Return of the Blackfeet Raiders," which are some of his finest work. These pieces and others about the Blackfeet are shown in the book called "No More Buffalo." The Scriver family's collection of Blackfeet artifacts, which included a gun collection and historic RCMP uniforms, was sold to the Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton, Alberta. The insurance valuation of the collections, a million dollars, was leaked to Blackfeet activists and caused a national uproar because ceremonial Bundles were included. Later, Premier Klein of Alberta returned those sacred objects to Canadian Blackfeet. In Browning, Montana, Scriver operated the "Museum of Montana Wildlife" and "Hall of Bronze". After the artist's death, these two collections were given to the Montana Historical Society in Helena, Montana. They have never been unpacked or displayed except as loans to other museums. The full-mount animals were put in the custody of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation where they joined many others and are occasionally displayed. Scriver's ranch became a nature refuge under the guardianship of the Blackfeet Land Trust and Nature Conservancy. The shell of the Scriver museum in Browning is now the home of The Blackfeet Heritage Center.

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ORIGINAL BOB SCRIVER (1914-1999) WARRIOR BRONZE

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