A Few of My Favorite Things

Beauty, history, provenance- if the volcano were to blow and I could rescue some objects, I'd have to try to get these to safety.
Curated by Buffalo Phil

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This gallery has 25 objects

Red Cloud's shirt- amazing history!
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Sitting Bull's tomahawk- another piece of history.
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Wild Bill's pistol-need I say more?
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Lucretia Borgia- this is the gun that won Buffalo Bill his name!
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There are four Lukens air rifles in the world. Two of them reside here. 50% chance that one of these traveled with the Voyage of Discovery!
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Zane Grey's rifle
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This painting speaks to my sense of what it means to be human.
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Perhaps one of the most beautiful firearms ever made.
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View this painting from one angle, move around to the other side without looking at it, then view from the other angle. Crazy magical perspective change!
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Wearing this thing would tell someone all they need to know about you.
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The Mission Saddle- I'd love to ride this in a parade!
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I read about a horn spoon in a biography of Crazy Horse. He made one, in the story. When I got the opportunity I made one too- similar to this.
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Catlinite- another indigenous material that fascinates me and I've used as a creative outlet.
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One of my favorite paintings- reminds me of home. Oh wait! It IS home!
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Buffalo Bill's boots-wish I had a pair!
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Buffalo Bill's hat- there's probably still some Bill sweat in here!
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This gun was used to provide "proof of concept" for the Vulcan Mini-Gun. Obviously it worked!
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Philip Goodwin was the favorite painter of my oldest friend's now-deceased father. A tribute to him, plus, a subject I personally am fond of.
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Perhaps my favorite Charlie Russell painting. Charlie was a true cowboy artist!
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The original camper. I have a modern version of this but somehow the space planning was better in the old one.
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One of many amazing headdresses in the collection- this one's longer than most.
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I grew up in Denver. Even as long ago as that was it looked nothing like this! Love this painting though...
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This iconic painting needs to be included in my exhibit. It is pretty much the exemplar of western art!
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Is this soon to be the only way we'll view this bird? It's not a volcano that's going to make the sage grouse disappear...
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This remarkable tipi is one of the few surviving pre-reservation buffalo hide tipis in the world.
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NancyM's deep thoughts

A truly beautiful collection, Phil. Your selections include representations of myths and realities of the West, and you reveal your deep personal connections to this place. Thank you.


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Marg2309's deep thoughts

Looks like everything could fit into the truck, too. The tipi would stick out behind, and with a long enough tongue on the wagon or hitch on the truck, you could tow the "camper." You could even pack some of the small things in it. Especially like your observations about each piece; you would definitely have a great start toward a new museum!