Native Trails, Fresh Tracks Commemorative Edition collectors’ set includes:
- A first-edition copy of Native Trails, Fresh Tracks signed by Zhuo S. Liang
- The Diversion, Bozeman Trail, 1866 offered as either a Limited MasterWork™ Canvas Edition (52" w x 38" h, shown above), or a Limited Fine Art Canvas Edition (33" w x 24" h)
- The Diversion, Bozeman Trail, 1866 – Graphite Pencil Sketch, a signed and matching numbered Fine Art Giclée Paper Edition
- Red Cloud’s War on the Bozeman Trail, an historical brief
The Diversion, Bozeman Trail, 1866 was featured at the 2014 Couer D’Alene Auction and sold for over $100,000 alongside paintingsby Frederick Remington, Charles Russell and Thomas Moran. It’s based on events near Fort Phil Kearny one of three the U. S. Army completed along the Bozeman Trail during the summer of 1866, along with Forts Reno and C. E. Smith. They were erected for the protection of emigrants, gold seekers and freight wagons traveling along the trail, which took them through the buffalo and game-rich hunting grounds of the Lakota Sioux bands and of the Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho.
Just as Sitting Bull’s Hunkpapas detested Fort Buford on the Upper Missouri, so too, did Red Cloud’s Powder River Oglalas keep Ft. Kearny almost constantly besieged. One daring ploy, often used by the Indians against the soldiers during the many skirmishes, was a decoy feint. This involved sending a small group of fighters against a larger company of soldiers would fight off this small group and give pursuit. The retreating warriors were actually a decoy to lure the soldiers into a surprise trap made up of superior numbers of Indians waiting to envelop them.
Z. S. Liang - Native Trails, Fresh Tracks - Commemorative Edition
Product Code: LIANA2