Gallagher Hand Carved Wooden Indians

Ralph, John and Frank Gallagher

Hand-carved wooden Indians are as popular today as they were in the 1600's when the Native Americans first introduced English settlers to tobacco in Virginia. Ralph Gallagher along with his sons John and Frank bring 3 generations of carving experience to each creation. The Gallaghers are half Mandan and half Dakota. Ralph was born in an abandoned train car in the south in 1926.

He has been carving out 2 of these signed masterpieces a week since 1946.These hand crafted Indians were originally created for merchants to display in front of their stores to advertise the sale of tobacco products. Soon they became a symbol of good luck because of soaring tabacco sales since the 1600's. Good luck is what they have brought to us and the many other merchants that still display them today. The Gallaghers hope that the purchase of one of these Indians will bring anyone who purchases one the same good fortune that they have to their family. The signature series is only available through Pro-Tint. Please give us a call if you need any more information. We're Kim Snyder and Galen Foster at Protint Window Tinting in Lakewood, CO. (303) 233-7315 or (303)908-5212.

Images of our Collection of Hand Carved wooden indians and Cowboys

Pricing & Delivery

Pricing and Ordering Information:
Pricing for original creations by the sons of Ralph Gallagher:
4 foot - $750 - weight 30-40 lbs
5 foot - $950 - weight 45-75 lbs
6 foot - $1,500 - weight 75-100 lbs
6 foot "lying eye" version - $1,750 - weight 75-110 lbs
Black Market Art will deliver six-foot cigar store Indians within the state of Colorado free of charge!
Pricing for original creations by the late Ralph Gallagher:
4 foot - $4,900 - weight 30-40 lbs
5 foot - $5,500 - weight 45-75 lbs
6 foot - $6,000 - weight 75-100 lbs
6 foot "lying eye" version $8,000 - weight 75-110 lbs
Black Market Art will deliver six-foot cigar store Indians within the state of Colorado free of charge
Pricing for authentic totem poles range from $3,500 to $35,000. Their weights are various, please contact us for weight/height estimates.
Novelty items, including various animals and characters which are hand-carved out of wood:
1.5 to 3 feet - $200 to $700
Prices posted do not include shipping/handling and tax. Please contact us for these costs.
Weight varies based on the moisture content of wood

Shipping arrival lead times:

  • In-stock items should arrive a week to 10 days after payment received by Black Market Art (unless during the holidays)
  • Finalize and place your order at least 2 weeks before Christmas to have it by Christmas
  • Ship all over the world
  • Anything up to five foot is shipped via UPS or FedEx
  • Anything six foot or more is trucked over land - which takes longer to arrive at your location

Accepted methods of payment:

  • Money order
  • Cashier's check
  • Personal check (will ship upon verification of funds)
  • Please contact Black Market Art to order:
  • (303) 233-7315 or (303) 908-5212
  • At this time, Black Market Art does not accept on-line nor credit card orders