Jerry Thomas Gallery
902 W. Hiway 96
Scott City, Kansas 67871
902 W. Hiway 96
Scott City, Kansas 67871
Artist , Jerry Thomas
"LONG SHOT" 2014
28th Annual Kansas Governor's One Shot Turkey Hunt Painting
"A cavalry trooper and his scout sight a group of turkeys across the creek and take careful aim ". In 1878, Northern Cheyenne leaders Dull Knife and Little Wolf and approximately 350 of their followers, left the reservation at Darlingtion Agency, Indian Territory (Oklahoma), in an attempt to return to their native homeland in Montana, some 1500 miles away. Starvation and disease had decimated many of the Northern Cheyenne on the reservation and many decided to that they had to return home. As they progressed on the trail, they were followed and attacked several times by U.S. soldiers and scouts. Each time, the Northern Cheyenne were able to succeed in driving the soldiers back and they continued moving further north towards their homeland. At Punished Woman's Fork in Kansas, Little Wolf and Dull Knife decided that they had to make a stand and sheltered the women, children and elderly in a cave to protect them while the warriors defended them against U.S. Cavalry and Infantry soldiers led by Lt. Col. William H. Lewis, who had assumed command from Ft. Dodge, Kansas a few days earlier. In the engagement that followed, Lt Col. Lewis was mortally wounded and the fighting eventually ended with the approach of nightfall. During the night, Chief Dull Knife, Little Wolf and their followers were able to escape and evade the soldiers. The next morning, finding that the Northern Cheyenne had escaped, Caption Clarence Mauck who had assumed the command, ordered the troops forward in pursuit of the fleeing Northern Cheyenne. At Chalk Creek, Mauck would order the men to hunt for food which they did, finding livestock and some wild game in the area which has been recreated in Jerry's new painting "The Long Shot". On September, 27, 2013, descendants of the Northern Cheyenne and U.S. Soldiers celebrated the 135th Anniversary of Punished Woman's Fork and helped dedicate the battlefield as a National and State Historic site.
“Dodging the Storm” 2014
“I heard noises on the trail ahead of me….and thought they were scalp raiders.” Thomas Lamb Co. A, 7th Cavalry, U.S. A. July 16, 1867
We are very excited to present to you Jerry’s Amazing new painting “DODGING THE STORM”! It was showcased this past week in Winchester, Virginia, at the Little Bighorn Associates National Convention. Jerry utilized the beautiful and historic setting of the Monument Rocks, near the Smoky Hill River Valley in Western Kansas, as the background for his dramatic new image. A 7th Cavalry trooper hides behind one of the rocks, while a threatening party of Cheyenne Warriors race past him and an ominous back of storm clouds gather in the distance.
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"PASSAGE TO MORNING POND" 2013 (2nd in "Passage" Series)
As a new day begins, a Cheyenne Maiden strolls with her horse to the water's edge and gazes into the distance quietly awaiting.............
When Cheyenne girls reached a certain age, they were not allowed to socialize with young men in order to follow certain customs associated with courtship before marriage. However, sometimes these rules were broken. Jerry used this as his inspiration to feature the beautiful Cheyenne Maiden as she waits for her young warrior. The setting used was the "Big Springs" area in Lake Scott State Park, a beautiful and historically rich area where Punished Woman's Fork of Running Creek passed through. Today the creek is often called Beaver Creek or Ladder Creek.
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