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Gateway to the West – Daniel Boone Leading the Settlers Through the Cumberland Gap

David Wright’s internationally recognized works hang in numerous collections, as well as in the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, GA and the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville.  David’s commissioned painting for Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, titles Gateway to the West – Daniel Boone Leading The Settlers Through The Cumberland Gap, 1775 has been made into a breathtaking wall-size mural that is on display at the Cumberland Gap Visitor’s Center.

David appeared on television as an historical consultant in Boone & Crocket: The Hunter-Heroes, which has aired numerous times since 2001 on the History Channel. He was recently named as Art Director for Native Sun Productions’ high definition, award winning film Daniel Boone and the Westward Movement for the Cumberland Gap National Historic Park. More recently, he provided art direction for the Native Sun Productions History Channel film: First Invasion – The War of 1812, for which he received a Prime Time Emmy nomination. His portrait of Sam Davis hangs in the Sam Davis Boyhood Home Museum in Smyrna, TN. He has also completed a signature paining of Martin’s Station for the Wilderness Road State Park Visitor’s Center at Ewing, VA.

This poster is signed by H. David Wright.


Daniel Boone and the Westward Movement

Danile Boone Video Photo

By the mid-eighteenth century, Colonial America wanted to expand beyond the Allegheny mountain range that hemmed them in to the east. One of the few possible passages to the west was the Cumberland Gap, a buffalo trace that led into a dangerous and vast wilderness known as “Kanta-ke” One man would change all that….his name was Daniel Boone.

This is the story of how that famous frontiersman became the American Moses and initiated the westward migration into the “Dark and Bloody Ground” – a movement that would continue for more than another century.

Authentically and beautifully filmed on remote locations, award-winning Native Sun Productions recaptures the self-reliant spirit of a desperate frontier people who chose to risk everything so they could live a free life in the wilderness beyond the mountains.

Native Sun Productions is a multiple award-winning, full service production company specializing in HD, film, video, photography, educational and cultural programming for television, print media, and museum design.Native Sun Productions is one of media’s most dynamic and unique storytellers. Successfully pioneering a new vision of authentic visual concepts that combines a “cinematic presence” with realistic recreations, they have created an epic style that is all their own. Cost $15.00 + postage