End of the Trail Sculpture
About the Sculpture.
- Artist: James E Fraser.
- Replicas are cast right here in the United States.
- Baby: 7 H x 7 L. Weight: 8 lbs.
- Mini: 9 H x 9 L. Weight: 11 lbs.
- Medium: 14 H x 11.5 L. Weight: 16 lbs.
- Regular: 20 H x 18 L. Weight: 50 lbs.
- Jumbo: 32 H x 33 L. Weight: 120 lbs.
- Monumental Size Available. Please call for details.
- All Native American Sculptures are mounted on a marble base(monumental size bronzes do not come on a marble base). Each base has a gold plated plaque with artist and statue name.
James Earl Fraser wan an American Sculptor and the foremost portrait sculptor of his generation. He was born in Winona, Minnesota. His father, Thomas Fraser, was an engineer who worked for railroad companies as they expanded across the American West. His father, Thomas Fraser, was part of a group sent out to recover the remains of the 7th Calvary Regiment following George Armstrong Custer's disastrous engagement with the Lakota, Cheyenne and Arapaho forces at the Battle of the Little Bighorn just a few months before James Fraser's birth.
Fraser was exposed to the frontier life and Native Americans
, who were being pushed ever further west or confined to Indian Reservations. These early memories were expressed in many of his works from his earlier trials, such as the bust Indian Princess to his most famous projects, such as End of the Trail
and the Indian Head Buffalo Nickel.
It was for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition held in San Francisco in 1915 that Fraser produced his most recognized work, the doleful "End of the Trail." While intended to be cast in bronze, material shortages due to the war prevented this, and the original plaster statue slowly deteriorated until it was obtained by the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in 1968 and restored. The restored statue is currently on display in the entryway of the Oklahoma City museum, and the original that sat in Visalia, CA, was replaced with a bronze replica.
All of our Native American Sculptures
and bronze sculptures
are replicas cast from the original using the "Lost Wax Method".
Please review our Sculpture Casting Process
to answer any questions you may have.End of the Trail Sculpture ships within 2-3 business days.