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Council with White Man's Horse
Council with White Man's Horse
TitleCouncil with White Man's Horse
Date of Original1859
CreatorStanley, John Mix, 1814-1872
Creator RoleIllustrator
DescriptionPrint depicting a meeting, led by Isaac Stevens, in likely Montana between a group of explorers and White Man's Horse, chief of the Blackfoot tribe. The Big Muddy River (Missouri River?) is visible in the background, and the expedition has set up three tents on its banks beside its covered wagons. A group of Blackfoot sit in a half-circle beside two tents in the foreground while the members of the expedition listen intently to White Man's Horse's description of the Flathead.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectIndians of North America
Subject (LCTGM)Tents
Discovery & exploration
Expeditions & surveys
Subject (LCSH)Indians of North America - Government relations
Indians of North America
Sihasapa Indians
Pacific railroads - Explorations and surveys
Personal NameWhite Man's Horse
LocationMissouri River
United States
Item NumberFolio 102.InC46.1; F593.U58 Vol.12;
Format of OriginalLithographs
Color images
Dimensions of Original21 x 29 cm.
Publisher of OriginalBien, Julius, 1826-1909
Place of PublicationNew York (N.Y.)
Transcription"U.S.P.R.R. Exp. & Surveys -- 47th & 49th Parallels. General Report -- Plate XVII" - Printed along top of image.
"Before leaving the Big Muddy I had much conversation with the 'White Man's Horse, ' the chief of the war party of Blackfeet which has been alluded to. He had frequently visited the Bitter Root valley and stolen horses from the Flatheads. He observed 'I take the first Flathead horse I come across; it is sure to be a good one.' He and one of his men had just returned from the Flathead country and they gave a very favorable description of the route, assuring me (pointing to my wagons and Pembina carts) that there would be no difficulty to taking them through the mountains. They left the Big Muddy with us and moved ahead of us to carry the news of our coming to their brethren...." - p. 73 of report.
NotesTitle from caption with image.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionDakota Lithographs and Engravings Collection Folio 102
Collection Finding AidConsult:
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (Folio 102.InC46.1)
Rights ManagementImage in public domain.
Digital IDrsL00060
Original SourceReports of Explorations and Surveys to Acertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean. Supplement to volume I. 1959.
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