Glass That Sees Far



Bill Nebeker

20”H x 15”W x 10”D


As European settlers traveled farther westward, encounters with many different Native American tribes was inevitable. Trading between white-men and some tribal cultures was friendly and profitable for both groups. However, there were skirmishes between these cultures, as both did not want to concede any encroachment onto what they each considered their lands; either Whites, Mexicans or Indians.  Whether through trading or capturing trophies from war, a major find was the spy glass. This sculpture shows a Southern Comanche as a sentinel on a high point watching his back trail with his trophy, the “glass that sees far”.