James Fraser End of Trail Ring
925 sterling silver Native American inspired ring with the iconic End of Trail scene. It includes a mountain pass, a rain storm, a forest teepee, and a sunrise. On the top and bottom of the ring, there are a continuous loop of shadowboxed arrows. This ring measures approximately 1/4 inch wide. This ring has two inlay areas, the statue/sunrise and the mountain/teepee/rainstorm. The first photo shows it with the turquoise and red coral inlay options. This ring can be left in all silver or can be inlaid with a limited selection of our gemstone options or all of our resin options.
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."