End of Trail Band Ring
925 sterling silver James Fraser End of Trail ring. This ring measures approximately 5/16" tall, and the design encompasses the entire ring. This ring is available in our all silver shadowboxed design only.
The End of the Trail is a sculpture created by James Earle Fraser located in Waupun, Wisconsin. It depicts a weary Native American man hanging limp on his weary horse as it comes to the edge of the Pacific Ocean. The main figure embodies the suffering and exhaustion of people driven from their native lands. Fraser first modeled the subject in 1894. He based it on his experience as a boy in the Dakota Territory. His memoirs state, "as a boy, I remembered an old Dakota trapper saying, 'The Indians will someday be pushed into the Pacific Ocean.'" Later he stated "the idea occurred to me of making an Indian which represented his race reaching the end of the trail, at the edge of the Pacific."