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Catalog Number X1902.04.17
Title EMIGRANT TRAIN BEING ATTACKED BY THE INDIANS
Object Name Painting
Artist F. Pedretti's Sons
Dimensions H-84 W-132 inches
Medium Oil on canvas
Date 1902
Notes Mural depicting an attack on a wagon train. The center of the image is dominated by a man, with rifle raised, mounted on a black horse. There is a man crouched behind a downed horse in the lower left corner, and a dog in the lower right. In the middle ground there are additional figures and a covered wagon. There are mounted American Indians, in the background on the right side of the image.

Wagon train attacks represent a common motif in Western art. Although such assaults were commonly feared and did sometimes occur in Montana, they do not constitute a frequent aspect of the state's emigrant history.
Search Terms Art
Capitol Collection
Covered Wagon
Dog
Cowboy