"John Ross", 15"H, nu31, Russian Unique Wooden Collectible Nutcracker
This nutcracker is a tribute to the history of the USA, and to the Native Indians. It is shaped as an Indian Cherokee chief John Ross, who spent his life defending interests of the people of his tribe.
Ross, John. Chief of the Cherokee; Born in Rossville, Ga., Oct. 3, 1790; died in Washington, D. C., Aug. 1, 1866. He was the son of an immigrant from Scotland by a Cherokee wife who was herself three-quarters white. His boyhood name of Tsan-usdĭ, âLittle John,’ was exchanged when he reached man’s estate for that of Guwisguwi, or Cooweescoowee, by which was known a large white bird of uncommon occurrence, perhaps the egret or the swan. He went to school in Kingston, Tenn. In 1809 he was sent on a mission to the Cherokee in Arkansas by the Indian agent, and thence forward till the close of his life he remained in the public service of his nation.)
The work is unique, crafted out of the highest quality linden wood - Amour tilia- and is painted with acrylic, decorated with gold paint and burned on wood. The Indian chief has a tomahawk and a rifle in his hands which are shown separately.
If you want to order this piece please prepay and we will put our work aside and craft first your order. It will be coming to you in 50-60 days from the day you pay. You will save around $100.00 shipping charges from Russia and in the US.