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Catalog Number X1912.07.06
Object Name Painting
Artist Paxson, Edgar S. (1852-1919)
Dimensions H-81 W-153 inches
Medium Oil on canvas
Date 1912
Notes This painting symbolizes the meeting of two cultures as the arrival of Euro-American settlers irrevocably altered the traditional life-ways of Montana's first inhabitants.

Mural depicting a meeting between a wagon train, which dominates the left half of the image, and a group of mounted warriors, which dominates the right half of the image. The foremost American Indian has his arm outstretched. A small stream, with brush and trees, separates the two groups. There are mountain peaks in the distant background. There is a decorative border painted around the image with the title written in the center of the border above the image.
Search Terms Native American
American Indian
Capitol Collection