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- Seminole Indians gathered around 'American Royalty' bronze sculpture for a group portrait during dedication ceremony - Tallahassee, Florida
- Photographed on March 15, 2007.
- "American Royalty" is the third sculptural group installed in the Indian Heritage Tableau at the R.A. Gray Building that honors Florida Native Americans. It was taken from a drawing done by sixteenth century artist Jacques Le Moyne during his travels up through what is now Florida to the Carolinas. The group of indigenous peoples of the European Contact Era (mid-16th century) shows a King, Queen and servant. The work was funded by corporate sponsor Robert Floyd and artists Bradley Cooley and Bradley Cooley Jr. It was dedicated on March 15, 2007.
- These life-size figures of cast bronze were designed and created by the artist team of Bradley Cooley and Bradley Cooley Jr. from Lamont, Florida.
- Accompanying note: "L to R: Mrs. Daniel T. Penton; Daniel T. Penton, Hereditary Chief of Muscogee Nation & Senior Archeologist with PBS+J; Nancy Frank; Bradley Cooley Jr. [artist and co-creator of sculptures] (turned away); Andrew Bowers, Member of Seminole Tribal Council (Brighton representative); Maggie Garcia; Bradley Cooley [artist and creator of the sculptures in the Indian Heritage Tableau] (behind 2nd statue); Bobbie Henry, Seminole Elder, medicine man & keeper of cultural & religious practices; Annie Osceola Henry (Bobbie Henry's wife); Peggy Cubis; Linda Henry; Susie Doctor. *Six female Elders are sisters, all daughters of Frank & Ruby Tiger Osceola."
Title of Work
- American Royalty (Sculpture)
- Henry, Linda.
- Cubis, Peggy.
- Garcia, Maggie.
- Frank, Nancy.
- Henry, Annie Osceola.
- Cooley, Bradley, Jr.
- Cooley, Bradley.
- Bowers, Andrew.
- Penton, Daniel T.
- Penton, Daniel T., Mrs.
- Doctor, Susie.
- Henry, Bobbie.
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