224 Ogalalah Sioux, Rushing Lightning

Winning Bid Undisclosed
This item SOLD at 2016 Apr 02 @ 14:20UTC-7 : PDT/MST
Category Art
Auction Currency USD
Start Price 4,000.00 USD
Estimated at 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD
Ogalalah Sioux, Rushing Lightning
Artist: Farny, HenryDate of Birth: 1847-1916
Medium: Gouache
Dimensions: 9 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches
Signed: Initialed lower right

Rushing Lightning is the hero in a story entitled “Little Moccasin’s Ride on the Thunder Horse,” by Colonel Guido Ilges, a Civil War hero and veteran of the Indian Wars. In the tale, fourteen-year old Rushing Lightning is an indolent adolescent who decides to investigate the Thunder Horse (train) up close and thus earn the respect of his people. After a terrifying ride atop the train, he is captured by his tribe’s enemies, the Crow, and given to a kindly couple who eventually help him escape, mounted on a swift, magical horse. On his return to his people, Rushing Lightning is hailed as a hero who has earned his manhood.