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Treaty Hill as seen from Council Rocks in the Dragoon Mtns. of Arizona by James Lewis Hamilton
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Treaty Hill as seen from Council Rocks in the Dragoon Mtns. of Arizona by 


1342 views by 4 April 2014

Featured in “Sketching, Drawings and Paintings” group 5/24/12

This 5″×8″ pen and ink sketch includes a small volcanic cone ‘hill’ (the darker cone right side of sketch) that has a bit of American Indian history that fascinates me. In the early 1870’s A one armed U.S. Army general met with Cochise, a famous Apache chief, in an area on the eastern side of the Dragoon Mountains known as ‘Council Rocks’. In this half mile wide ’bowl, surrounded by tall balancing boulders, the general and Cochise made a treaty regarding a reservation for the Apaches.

As the General and his small Army detachment left the meeting and headed back to their fort, Cochise had a large white flag erected on top of ’Treaty Hill". It could be seen for up to a hundred miles in most directions and notified his small bands of warriors about his success with the treaty… and to not attack the soldiers on their way home.

My 5.5"X8.5" Canson sketch book uses Universal Recycled acid free paper with a very fine tooth. As in everything I do, it’s all one big experiment!


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  • AsEyeSee
    AsEyeSeeover 5 years ago

    I really like this one, too. And, as I am an Arizona history buff, I really appreciate the background. Thank you for sharing your work.

  • 2 years later I’m looking at this sketch again… and see this unacknowleged fine comment from you. It was good then and very nice now… so thanks!
    ;-)))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • Larry Butterworth
    Larry Butterworthover 5 years ago

    Great drawing, well defined and simple, great techique

  • and Larry, as I wrote above… even after 2 years your unanswered comment still resonates… and is appreciated. THANKS! ;-)))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 5 years ago

    Great detail, I really like this

  • thanks, it feels good to be appreciated (doesn’t it?).

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 5 years ago


    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • BLYTHART
    BLYTHARTalmost 4 years ago

    This is good – I was starting to think you’d stopped drawing.

  • well, this series was done about thirteen years ago now… buy hey, who’s keepin track???
    thanks Master Dave!

    ;-)))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • BLYTHART
    BLYTHARTalmost 4 years ago

    Time to get back to your roots then – switch the Tardis on and go back thirteen years :)

  • madvlad
    madvladalmost 4 years ago

    love this one it shows your command of your talent well i am impressed!

  • to impress the impressive makes an impression that impresses me again with my desire to create… soon!
    ;-)))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

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    James Lewis Ha...over 2 years ago

  • and the STICKER is…

    or a decorator’s pillow…

    – James Lewis Hamilton

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