Tuskarora Sculptor, Raymond Moose and the Nooherooka 300 Presented at ECU

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McColl Fine Art would like to honor sculptor Raymond Moose and his Tuskarora bronze Nooherooka 300. Tuskarora bronze Nooherooka 300 is an official commemoration of a battle and massacre of the Tuscarora War that occurred 300 years ago in eastern North Carolina, which will be held this month at ECU.

This month at ECU, sculptor Raymond Moose will be presenting his Tuskarora (Skarure) bronze. McColl Fine Art would like to honor the artist and his work.

Raymond Moose is a sculptor, living in the piedmont of North Carolina. Moose was introduced as a young man to eastern Mysticism and the belief systems that fit readily into the feelings that he had experienced in nature. Moose became friends with several Native Americans and was exposed to their beliefs which led to inspiration for future art works.

The Tuscarora occupied a sizable territory along the Roanoke, Neuse, Tar and Pamlico Rivers in Eastern North Carolina. They called themselves Skarure (hemp gatherer) because of their skill at creating useful and artistic items from the strong fiber. Their reactions to European encroachment resulted in the Tuscarora wars of 1712-1713. After the wars, the Tuscarora moved north to join their Iroquois brother, where their descendants live today.

Raymond Moose created Tuskarora (Skarure) bronze with the Chief of the colonial era Tuscaroras as his live model.
Nooherooka 300, an official commemoration of a battle that occurred 300 years ago in eastern North Carolina, will be held March 21-23 at East Carolina University and at Greene County Recreation Park in Snow Hill. This month, ECU will host a three-day conference to bring Nooherooka back to life.

A monument will be dedicated near Snow Hill on March 23 in a ceremony led by chiefs of the Tuscarora Nation.

More information about the Nooherooka 300 commemoration can be found here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/03/02/3889433/300-years-later-forgotten-indian.html##storylink=cpy#storylink=cpy

More information about Raymond Moose can be found here: http://www.mccollfineart.com/art-directory/tuscarora-skarure-2/
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McColl Fine Art is one of the premier fine art galleries in the country. Located at 126 Cottage Place in Charlotte, NC, McColl Fine Art specializes in fine American and European paintings with a primary focus on 19th Century art and select works from early 20th Centuries, as well as Classical Contemporary works of art. They offer works of exceptional quality from periods including the Barbizon School, the Hudson River School, Academic painting, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. For an experience unlike many other art galleries, please visit their website at http://www.mccollfineart.com for more information.

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