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Medium - 17.5" x 23" - $ 14.00
Large - 23" x 32" - $ 17.00
Intermediate - 8.5" x 23" - $ 11.00
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A1 - Chief Joseph    

Chief Joseph was most noted for having led his people from the Wallowa Mountains of North Eastern Oregon, to join other chieftains of the Nez Perce in Northern Idaho. From here, they fled from General Howard in a zig-zag, elusive trail across Southwestern Montana, and re-entered Idaho, Montana and Wyoming through present day Yellowstone Park. Here, cold and worn, they were finally brought to bay at the base of the Bear Paw Mountains in North Central Montana, just short of their Canadian goal.

Although the Nez Perce warriors were burdened by women, old men and children, they still managed to fight the U.S. Army on even or better terms. Their combat maneuvers were so admired and respected by the Army, that they are studied at the West Point Academy.

"Joseph" survived combat, and with the assistance of some of his onetime adversaries, namely General Miles, and Major General Howard, succeeded in moving his people from the hot Indian Territory in Oklahoma, (where they were dying in droves), back to the Colville Indian Reservation in North Eastern Washington. Here Joseph spent his latter life.

- Bill O'Neill

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A2 - War Chief

The War Chief is a Sioux warrior. The Sioux Indians were the same tribe that fought General Custer at the Battle of the Little Big Horn, wiping out his entire command of more than 265 men. This Chieftain is 'dressed-out' in Sioux-Cheyenne Indian garb.

Actually, the Sioux Nation is broken into seven sub-tribes, (the Blackfoot, etc.).These seven tribes belong to a family called "Teton Lakota." "Sioux" means "Snake" and was a name bestowed upon them by their Native brothers to the east, as a warning to the encroaching white trappers. A Sioux on the ground was just another tough Indian, but put a good war horse under a score of them, and "watch out entire US Army!" They, and most of the rest of their native brethren were equals to history's best cavalry soldiers, and, in my opinion, were the best!

- Bill O'Neill

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A3 - Buffalo Hunt

The buffalo was the Plains' Indians meat, utensils, clothing, pottery, lodging, blanket, religion. In short . . . just about everything! The Plains were a hostile place until the Spaniards lost some horses to the wild herds, and eventually to the Indians. Then, an Indian, with a horse under him was the envy of any man! He was a warrior, a hunter, a king with a crown of feathers . . . riding tall in the saddle, from one endless horizon to the next.

- Bill O'Neill

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A4 - Yellowstone Panoramic Map
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While a guide in Yellowstone Park years back, one of the most common requests I had was for a panoramic picture of the entire area. This way, tourists could, in effect, take the Park home with them. Because the glaciers in the northern hemisphere carved the mountains on the shadow side (north), they are far more dramatic looking if viewed in a southerly direction from the north. This is why I have the viewer facing south. The area shown is approximately equal in size to the states of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut combined!

- Bill O'Neill

A4 - One Size
A5 - Ram

The winter snows have forced the rams and ewes to a lower elevation, but close to the protective cliffs where they can "out-acrobat" any predator.

- Bill O'Neill

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A6 - Trophy Ram  

The full curl is a hunter's or a cameraman'ís delight! The damaged horn tips were probably the result of a rutting season scrimmage, or just got between the ram and his meal and broken off on a near-by rock or tree.

- Bill O'Neill

A6 - Small
A7 - Trophy Deer  

This picture depicts a nice mule deer head with a healthy rack, which is large enough is to discourage would-be predators.

- Bill O'Neill

A7 - Small
A8 - Royal Duel

In a high-country storm, two royal-head bulls, (seven point rack), battle for supremacy of the harem. This combat for the females' favor is known as the rutting season, and occurs in the fall of each year. Often, during these donnybrooks, some sneaky young bulls cut out with the fickle harem queens, leaving the victorious bull wondering if it may have been wiser to just flip a coin.

- Bill O'Neill

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A9 - Happy Bears

These aren't really black bears, or grizzly bears ...These are mostly just bear bears! I've seen black cubs frolic and grizzly cubs play, their rambunctious and mischievous actions, driving them onward to greater conquests, like a nip at momma bear's south end while she's headed north. This results in a matriarchal whoppin', giving way to 'mortally wounded' squealing and moaning, as the cubs clamber up a tree, or hide behind the nearest rock.This laying low act continues until the next interesting thing happens, like a falling leaf, and then the drama starts all over again.

- Bill O'Neill

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A10 - Winter Mallards

Who hasn't set the alarm for some un-godly hour, in order to make the early morning duck hunt? Equipped with either a shotgun or camera, and quickly downing a cup or two (or three) of coffee, you slosh into the water. Only after the icy water splashes over the top or seeps through loose patches of your waders, do you realize that you've at long last reached that favorite place.

- Bill O'Neill

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B1 - Bugling Elk

The chilling September bugle of a herd's dominant bull elk will warn off all would-be challengers to the bull's harem. He usually succeeds in discouraging his adversaries by bluff, but on occasion, some younger bull will challenge, practically always being 'put into retreat' after a brief, but brisk struggle. Eventually, however, the older bull is forced into a severe battle, where his dominant role is tested to the limit! He may or may not be replaced by a new monarch! A battle such as this, is surely a sight to see.

- Bill O'Neill

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B2 - Grizzlies

Brains and brawn . . . these guys have both. Some say bears are the most intelligent nonhuman animals in North America. I'd agree. And while I'm certainly no match in size, I was at least smart enough to know not to get too close.

- Bill O'Neill

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B3 - Cougar Whitetail

This is a race for a 'full belly' or a 'full life'! Even though the deer is the cougar's staple food supply, the cougar misses more than he scores. So, even though this race looks like a 'toss-up,' my money's on the buck. He didn't reach maturity by losing races to cougars!

- Bill O'Neill

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B4 - Locomotive

The only thing bad about being of the younger generation is that you've never seen, nor heard a pounding steam engine up front, with two helpers on the rear, battling the blizzard hump, with 4,500 tons of freight. It took skill and teamwork to keep the serpentining train moving forward and from squeezing together, or pulling apart like an accordion. There were many great engineers, but none better than my own pappy, Jack O'Neill.

- Bill O'Neill

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B5 - Morning Mist Moose

The moose is the largest member of the deer family. After my experiences with them, I'm willing to bestow the dubious distinction upon them as being the most cantankerous critters in the west! These two uninvited intruders had the gall to invade my favorite fishing hole some years back. At a time like this, a show of force is vital if you want to dominate the situation. In this case, it worked. After a few bluffing charges, I retreated to the nearest tree, where I happily perched until the beasts 'vamoosed'!

- Bill O'Neill

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B6 - Timberline Bald Eagle

Our national symbol...the eagle would have been 'aced-out' by the wild turkey if ol' Ben Franklin had had his way. I suppose we should all be grateful for the fact that the eagle won this distinction! Nothing against the turkey, but, truthfully, it wouldn't look quite right on the silver dollar, and Custer would have looked ridiculous surrounded by a bunch of Indians wearing turkey feathers. Yes, as Americans, we can be grateful that the eagle won!

- Bill O'Neill

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B7 - Trapper Grizzly Awakened Giant

The trapper is returning to his 'cache' where he has stored all his furs for the season, only to find that an unfriendly grizzly has 'beaten him to the punch.'

- Bill O'Neill

B7 - Small
         
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B8 - Antelope Coyote

The antelope is a speedy runner and will probably out-maneuver the coyote in order to escape. However, coyotes hunt in groups, and he probably has a 'relay-system' where another coyote will continue with the chase when he 'tuckers-out.'

- Bill O'Neill

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B9 - Herd Boss Stallion

The 'head-honcho' of the herd has rounded up his mares and, in a showy display of superiority, is warning any young stallions to back off!

- Bill O'Neill

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B10 - Cavalry Man

The incident pictured here probably took place in the Broadwater Hills of eastern Montana. This 'band of merry men' was ambushed by an equal 'band of merry Sioux warriors.'

- Bill O'Neill

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C1 - Out Buffaloed

The cowboy in "Out-Buffaloed," more than likely, had a 'snoot-full' and thought he could subdue the buffalo with a rope. However, his courage far out-weighed his intelligence. The sober buffalo showed him 'who's boss.'

- Bill O'Neill

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C2 - Timber Wolf

The wolf is out for his early morning 'jog,' looking for an unsuspecting deer or rabbit. I think the wolf is way too feared by humans and has taken a 'bad rap' for many things he's not guilty of doing.

- Bill O'Neill

C2 - Intermediate
C3 - Mountain Man

Surrounded by the stillness of an early fall snow storm, the trapper is taking a much-needed break. The hoar frost clinging to the quaking aspens beckon farewell to the long summer days and appears as a harbinger of the long, cold snowy nights ahead.

- Bill O'Neill

C3 - Intermediate
C4 - Sunday Outlaw

As is obvious, the 'Bandito' has relieved Wells Fargo of its loot...and taken a bullet in the arm as a memento. While dressing his wound, he begins to have second thoughts about where's he's headed in life. The ghostly background apparition of Christ on the cross only confirms his reassessment.

- Bill O'Neill

C4 - Intermediate
C5 - Longhorn Rustlers

Linda's Great Grandpappy, US Marshall Tom Kelley has ambushed prospective cattle rustlers in a dark canyon. Tom died shortly after his wife passed on giving birth. Linda's Granddad was one of several small orphans left behind who reconnected as adults and remained close throughout the remainder of their lives.

- Bill O'Neill

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C6 - Snow Creek Deer

The whitetail deer is surviving the winter as best he can. With the hunters, wolves and other enemies of the deer, cold weather seems the least of his problems.

- Bill O'Neill

C6 - Intermediate
C7 - Snow Fall Cougar

The cat in the tree is ready to pounce on the crafty rabbit. However, the snow is the rabbit's ally because the falling snow from the branch alerts him to the impending danger.

- Bill O'Neill

C7 - Intermediate
C8 - Ominous Reflections

The trapper has taken sudden cover from the Indians in the reeds of the river bank. The Indians, seen in the reflection, have absconded with the trapper's horse and his furs. The trapper is hoping they don't see him hiding and the Indians are just happy that they have made off with one free horse and some furs.

- Bill O'Neill

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C9 - Broken Treaties

In the words of one of our famous native brothers,..."The White Man has made us many promises and has broken but one. He promised to take our land, and he took it."

- Bill O'Neill

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C10 - Battle Of Little Big Horn

I did this one w-a-y back when I was 18 years old...nearly as long ago as Custer's Last Stand!

- Bill O'Neill

C10 - Small
D1 - Winter Battle

Survival of the fittest . . . winter deals a harsh hand. The eagle and the wolf are both hungry and will do battle to see who dines on the poor dead deer.

- Bill O'Neill

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D2 - Territorial Dispute

Who is the owner of the territory . . . The Indian or the bear? They both need it for food, shelter and all that goes with it. Both the Indian and bear are guarding their 'other' territory, possibly to the death. The Indian is protecting his woman and child . . . the mother bear is defending her cubs.

- Bill O'Neill

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D3 - Midnight Intruders

The wolves are interrupting the Indians' sleep - plus they weren't invited. The fire usually holds wolves at bay, but a hungry belly makes them courageous.

- Bill O'Neill

D3 - Intermediate
                   
D4 - Ghost Avenger

This is one mad Indian. He has seen his people attacked, captured and killed. He has seen entire villages wiped out by the encroaching white man. He is almost crazy with hate and is out to avenge these misdeeds for the ghosts of his people.

- Bill O'Neill

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D5 - Battle Of The Giants

I saw this actually happen, one time, when I was fishing. The grizzlies were too busy fighting to notice me...RUNNING AWAY!!!

- Bill O'Neill

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D6 - Fighting Reflections

You've heard of "lucky duck"? Well this is "poor fish." The eagle is a fantastic 'angler' able to nail the trout in one fantastic swoop. The slipperiness of the fish is no match for the dagger-sharp talons of the eagle. So it's so long fish.

- Bill O'Neill

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D7 - Surprise Encounter

Winter can be brutal for most wild animals, and these two are no exceptions. As the elk concentrates on foraging for grass, bark, and whatever else he can eat, the hungry cougar concentrates on his meal...the elk.

- Bill O'Neill

D7 - Small
         
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D8 - Commemorative Issue
After a long, hard fought battle a dreadful neurological disease, Bill finally passed away in June of 1999.

Bill loved life and this is manifested in his art. He will always be sought after as one of the great artists of the American West. His dynamic persona will forever be missed by those who were privileged to have shared in his life.

Bill had been working on this picture when the disease overtook his determination. It was originally going to be entitled, "Uninvited Guest," but, sadly, it has been renamed, "Commemorative Issue." Bill's small cartoon, on the bottom right hand corner, expresses the thought I am sure Bill would have wanted to leave you with.
D8 - Medium
D9 - First Come First Served

A full belly is the main concern of any grizzly trying to 'fatten-up' for the long cold winter months ahead. The bears' strong survival instinct will make a ferocious fight inevitable.

- Bill O'Neill

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D10 - Curious Standoff

Even though they are in constant contact with other wild animals, each may be a little curious about another animal. A quiet winter day provides ample opportunity  for certain animals to interact with each other in a very unthreatening way.

- Bill O'Neill

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E5 - A Voice From Home
One Size 15 1/2" by 20"
E6 - Comfort Of Memories
One Size 15 1/2" by 20"
   
   
E7 - Center of Their Universe
One Size 17" by 17"
E8 - His Rustic Realm
One Size 17" by 17"