Celebrating sculptor Raymond Moose and the Tuscarora War

McColl Fine Art honors sculptor Raymond Moose and his Tuscarora bronze as his work coincides with this month’s commemoration, Nooherooka 300.

Nooherooka 300, an official commemoration of a battle and massacre of the Tuscarora War that occurred 300 years ago in eastern North Carolina, will be held this month at East Carolina University (ECU).

McColl Fine Art is honored to represent sculptor Raymond Moose and his bronze, Tuscarora (Skarure), at their gallery. Moose created Tuscarora (Skarure) with the Chief of the colonial era Tuscaroras as his live model.

Moose currently lives in the piedmont of North Carolina. He 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 this work as well as 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.

Moose, Tuscarora

Raymond Moose, Tuscarora bronze

Raymond Moose
Tuscarora (Skarure)

Type: Bronze
Sculpture Dimensions: 29.5 x 12.5 x 10 inches
Signature: Skarure R. Moose