|Title||AFTER THE WHITEMAN'S BOOK|
|Artist||Paxson, Edgar S. (1852-1919)|
|Dimensions||H-81 W-47 inches|
|Medium||Oil on canvas|
In the early part of the 19th century, Iroquois Indians-who had converted to the Catholic faith-lived among the Salish in southwestern Montana and told tales of the "black robes" and their powerful religion. Consequently, in the 1830s the Salish sent several delegations to St. Louis, Missouri, in search of the Jesuit missionaries.
Mural depicting a group of men trekking down a wooded trail. There is a snow-capped mountain in the distant background, and a decorative border painted across the top of the image bears the title.