Antique Art Help

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    Ex found this at a yard sale. Woman was in her 80's and she said it belonged to her mother. It's very old and in the original frame. Don't know if its a lithograph or what. This is NOT the picture, but is the same scene. The one I have in front of me is almost pastel and faded but still has color. Original paper covering on the back, so I don't want to take it apart because it will reduce the value.

    My question is....who is the original artist of this particular theme of a praying indian?
     
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    Does not look like he is praying to me.

    Looks like he is saying 'WTF happened?'
     
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    I agree. But I did find info about it. Took awhile, so...never mind.
     
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    I remember a picture my uncle had in his house of an indian slumped over in his saddle and went nuts looking for it on the internet. Suddenly one day I found it and the picture was supposed to be very much copied. Not worth a thing in other words. It was called "End of the Trail".

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    It's still pretty cool though.
     
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    Hi Grace,

    The original is actually a very large bronze statue from the turn of the last century. I don't remember the sculptors name but it is a pretty famous piece of art. I know they made smaller version as well. Those sell for thousands of dollars when they come up or sale.
     
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    The earliest I found was a print dated 1921 Appeal to the Great Spirit Print but no mention of the original artist. It is a theme that many have done (Luis Espino was one) Pastas Artisticas by Luis Espino and there are other works in other media with the same image, from bookends to jigsaw puzzles, to skateboard designs.
     
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    The one I have is very old and my guesstimation was indeed the 1920's. I think it's a chromo lithograph...or something like that. Most of what I found in google was Indian Praying or Praying Indian. End of the trail is the defeated horse and rider, yes.
     

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