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Studies of Indian Chiefs Made at Fort Laramie. Artist: Albert Bierstadt (American, Solingen 1830-1902 New York). Dimensions: 13 x 16 7/8 in. (33 x 42.9 cm). Date: ca. 1859. Bierstadt arrived at Fort Laramie, in present-day Wyoming, as a member of the expedition to the western portion of the Nebraska Territory with Colonel Frederic W. Lander in June 1859, during a time of tense relations between the Western Sioux (Teton) and the United States government. Bierstadt made vivid field sketches of the Indians he encountered there, including this powerful depiction of the heads of four chiefs. The a

Studies of Indian Chiefs Made at Fort Laramie. Artist: Albert Bierstadt (American, Solingen 1830-1902 New York). Dimensions: 13 x 16 7/8 in. (33 x 42.9 cm). Date: ca. 1859.  Bierstadt arrived at Fort Laramie, in present-day Wyoming, as a member of the expedition to the western portion of the Nebraska Territory with Colonel Frederic W. Lander in June 1859, during a time of tense relations between the Western Sioux (Teton) and the United States government. Bierstadt made vivid field sketches of the Indians he encountered there, including this powerful depiction of the heads of four chiefs. The a Stock Photo
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Studies of Indian Chiefs Made at Fort Laramie. Artist: Albert Bierstadt (American, Solingen 1830-1902 New York). Dimensions: 13 x 16 7/8 in. (33 x 42.9 cm). Date: ca. 1859. Bierstadt arrived at Fort Laramie, in present-day Wyoming, as a member of the expedition to the western portion of the Nebraska Territory with Colonel Frederic W. Lander in June 1859, during a time of tense relations between the Western Sioux (Teton) and the United States government. Bierstadt made vivid field sketches of the Indians he encountered there, including this powerful depiction of the heads of four chiefs. The artist intently observed and recorded the costume and physiognomy of each man, inscribing each one's name below his head. In the foreground of the major painting that resulted from this trip, "The Rocky Mountains, Lander's Peak" (07.123), several of the male figures at the lower right may have been inspired by the present study. Museum: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA.