- Denny Haskew
- Courage to Lead
Courage to Lead
Courage to Lead by Denny Haskew
Native American Figurative Bronze
patina varies, please specify preference if any
The Society of the Sacred Arrow existed among many of the Plains Indian tribes. Among other tribes, the Crow, the Arapaho and the Cheyenne were known to perform the Sacred Arrow Ceremony.
The night prior to a raiding party, war party or some equally important event, the tribe would gather around the pow wow circle with much chanting and singing. The members would rush out into the center of the ring and together shoot straight into the sky. Then with a show of bravery and courage, they would stand still as the falling shafts came back to earth. Each member was unafraid because of his strong belief in his spiritual protection. This was a great morale boost to the tribe members in attaining success on the next day's venture. This display of courage by the members of the Sacred Arrow Society often placed them in the role as leaders of other warriors.
This image was introduced in May of 1993 and has won the the Western Regional Show, Cheyenne, WY, the People's Choice Award at Hillside Sculpture Invitational, and the Sculpture Award at the Red Earth Invitational Art Show. The study for the monument sold out almost immediately. In 1997 enough of Denny's patrons requested he do the image at a maquette scale which is offered in a limited edition of 20 with one remaining. The monument's edition size is 7 with one remaining in a brilliant multicolored patina as pictured.
maquette ONLINE ORDERS ONLY Availability will be verified upon order. If studio has a casting we will ship right away, if it needs to be cast please allow up to 24 weeks from order date for casting and finishing. call us or email us to discuss your order expectations.