“Kootenai” color scrimshaw on ancient mammoth tusk ivory by Gary Williams. Really like the way the scrimshander has used the natural color in the outer bark of the mammoth ivory to compliment the tones and shades in the portrait, especially in the hat. A famous Canadian pioneer who is virtually unknown here in the U.S. His career  in Canada began in BC in 1862 during the Cariboo gold rush. He later became a BC policeman, Pony Express  rider, buffalo hunter Head Scout for the Rocky Mountain Rangers during the 1885 Riel rebellion and a conservationist who fought  to establish Waterton Lakes National Par. If Kootenai had lived in the US he would be as familiar as Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone.

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