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Lone Arrow, or Wuk-Tem-Bo-So 1973 Oil on fiberboard 21 3/4 x 32 1/4 in.
Collection of Herb and Peggy Puffer
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According to Day, the skill of this legendary hunter was vital to the tribe's survival. On his way home, with a deer slung over his shoulder, the hunter has paused for a drink. As he bends down and is about to lay his bow aside to cup some water in his hands, the pool reflects a ferocious female mountain lion springing toward him from a nearby ledge. In one bold movement, the hunter draws the last arrow from the quiver at his side, fits it to the bow, and stops the lion in midair.