Trail of Painted Ponies "Woodland Hunter" 1E/4,135 & 2E/8,910 (damaged box)
Pony Story: "Woodland Hunter came to me through research and study of the Northern Plains tribes," says Kevin Kilhoffer, a native of western Oklahoma who studies, draws and paints the American West. "I found records of a Franciscan missionary stationed at a fur trade fort dating back to 1836, and in his notes he described a Teton Sioux warrior who rode into the fort wearing a magnificent war shirt adorned with scalps and wonderful art work decorating his horse." Incorporating markings that tell of deeds, wisdom, wealth and bravery, and outfitting his Pony with a shield, weapons, saddle and bags for transporting food, Kevin has created an astounding and historically accurate tribute to that Plains Indian warrior.
Item #: 12220
Release Date: Winter 2006
Artist: Kevin Kilhoffer
Size: 6" Tall
Retired: January 2009
Last Number at Retirement: 5E/2,444