|Title||BORDER LAND, THE|
|Artist||Paxson, Edgar S. (1852-1919)|
|Dimensions||H-81 W-153 inches|
|Medium||Oil on canvas|
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.