"Ned Christie's story is one of tragedy. He was a suspect in the killing of a lawman. It was shown later that he did not do the killing.

Still, as a suspect, the lawmen entered the indian territory in pursuit of Ned Christie, but neighbors announced any approaching posse. Each time Ned was prepared and his marksman skills held them off. The pursuers usually left with a number of wounded.

He is the only man in history that it took several years for the U.S. Government to get who stayed at his own home the whole time. Ned was an Executive Council Member, or Senator, in the Cherokee Nation at the time of Dan Maples' killing. Ned went directly to the Chief and said he was going to go talk to Judge Parker to clear himself. Many people talked him out of it, knowing that Parker would never let him come, probably hang him on the spot. So, he went home to his wife, and family. He never left. As a Cherokee Senator and a member of the Keetowah Society, he firmly stood his ground that the U.S. Government had no jurisdiction in the Cherokee Nation. At the time, they didn't. In fact, he actively and feverishly spoke out against the Curtis Act and the impending Dawes act on the floor of the Council.

On one occasion, a posse which included Heck Thomas managed to sneak unnoticed to Christie's cabin. After the cabin caught fire, Ned's son bolted for the woods. The lawmen thinking it was Ned Christie wounded the boy. Finally, when Christie ran, Heck Thomas fired. The bullet fractured his nose and made his right eye sightless.

From this point, Ned stayed at a place known as Christie's Mountain. It was a fortress of sorts with a thick walls made of stone and wood. Numerous attempts were made by posses to dislodge Christie from the fort. All had to retreat with wounded men. Finally one group of lawmen arrived with a cannon and some dynamite. They used the cannon to topple the walls, then using a moving wall built from an old wagon, they moved toward the fort under gunfire. Finally, they used the dynamite to blowup the building Christie occupied. Chiriste ran after the explosion, straight into an officer. Ned was shot dead.

His stance against the government resulted in his death. He was a patriot who held up the laws of his Nation, and is honored by Cherokees.

In the enrollment and allotment of the Cherokees which followed his death, most members of his family in Wauhillau were denied allotments and enrollment. Even though they were fullbloods, and their parents were forced to walk the Trail of Tears. Ned Christie is buried in the Christie Cemetery in a "town" called Wauhilla, OK."

This piece is traditional oils on Masonite. The size is 18" x 24" overall.

This piece is traditional oils on Masonite. The size is 18" x 24" overall.

Original for sale - $7500">
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CHEROKEE OUTLAW / Painting Oil / 18 / 7500 USD

Description: For those of you who like history, I think my next painting project might interest you. I met a new friend here in Cody. His name is Stan Bearpaw. Stan is 53 years old and he is a full blooded Cherokee. The great thing about Stan is that, he is the "great, great, great nephew" of the famous "Indian Outlaw," Ned Christie. Here is what it says on one website about Ned Christie that I found:

"Ned Christie's story is one of tragedy. He was a suspect in the killing of a lawman. It was shown later that he did not do the killing.

Still, as a suspect, the lawmen entered the indian territory in pursuit of Ned Christie, but neighbors announced any approaching posse. Each time Ned was prepared and his marksman skills held them off. The pursuers usually left with a number of wounded.

He is the only man in history that it took several years for the U.S. Government to get who stayed at his own home the whole time. Ned was an Executive Council Member, or Senator, in the Cherokee Nation at the time of Dan Maples' killing. Ned went directly to the Chief and said he was going to go talk to Judge Parker to clear himself. Many people talked him out of it, knowing that Parker would never let him come, probably hang him on the spot. So, he went home to his wife, and family. He never left. As a Cherokee Senator and a member of the Keetowah Society, he firmly stood his ground that the U.S. Government had no jurisdiction in the Cherokee Nation. At the time, they didn't. In fact, he actively and feverishly spoke out against the Curtis Act and the impending Dawes act on the floor of the Council.

On one occasion, a posse which included Heck Thomas managed to sneak unnoticed to Christie's cabin. After the cabin caught fire, Ned's son bolted for the woods. The lawmen thinking it was Ned Christie wounded the boy. Finally, when Christie ran, Heck Thomas fired. The bullet fractured his nose and made his right eye sightless.

From this point, Ned stayed at a place known as Christie's Mountain. It was a fortress of sorts with a thick walls made of stone and wood. Numerous attempts were made by posses to dislodge Christie from the fort. All had to retreat with wounded men. Finally one group of lawmen arrived with a cannon and some dynamite. They used the cannon to topple the walls, then using a moving wall built from an old wagon, they moved toward the fort under gunfire. Finally, they used the dynamite to blowup the building Christie occupied. Chiriste ran after the explosion, straight into an officer. Ned was shot dead.

His stance against the government resulted in his death. He was a patriot who held up the laws of his Nation, and is honored by Cherokees.

In the enrollment and allotment of the Cherokees which followed his death, most members of his family in Wauhillau were denied allotments and enrollment. Even though they were fullbloods, and their parents were forced to walk the Trail of Tears. Ned Christie is buried in the Christie Cemetery in a "town" called Wauhilla, OK."

This piece is traditional oils on Masonite. The size is 18" x 24" overall.

This piece is traditional oils on Masonite. The size is 18" x 24" overall.

Original for sale - $7500




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Denny Karchner

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5745 Mockingbird Drive
New Port Richey, FL 34652
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This is the start of a series of collections. The first collection, "WESTERN ART" are various "pencils" of Native Americans, western still life, and movie actors.

The second collection is "WATERCOLORS." These are just a few of the dozens of paintings I have done over the years. For several years in the 70's I went on a "barns, old houses, sheds and spring houses binge." I was commissioned to do most all of them. All were sold and I never saw them again. At this point in time, I sure wish I had digital copies of all of them at least. Most are hanging in homes unseen by public view some hanging in places of business. I have managed to collect a few to post here. I am working to retrieve several more. Most hang in Pennsylvania, others, all over the country. Stay tuned.

I should also mention here that I was taught "watercolors" by one of the best watercolor artist of our time, the late, Thomas Helwig of Pittsburgh. I wish I would have stuck with the art form more. "I could have been a contender".maybe. You all be the judge. My "pencils" seem to "speak" more to me. I know in the art world "watercolors" always sell better than "pencils." The "pencils" seem to impress more."go figure."

My third collection is "NASCAR / PHOTOSHOP." My "pencils" and "watercolors" are somewhat of a "release" for me. I sit long ten and eleven hour days as a NASCAR artist/illustrator for Vanity Fair a/k/a VF Imagewear here in Tampa, Florida. I work on a G4 in Adobe Illustrator and PhotoShop exclusively. As a freelance artist I sit in front of my G4 here in my home studio at nights also working in PhotoShop and CorelDRAW on my PC. Mostly working on T-shirt artwork that can have as many a 50-60 layers to complete. This is what "pays the bills." If you care to see some of my other PhotoShop work please go to my personal website. You will also see some of my other forms of art that I am into. I would ask that you take the time to take a look. I ask that you please come back later.

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