"A Sioux Indian" - ROM2010_11471_8


"A Sioux Indian"

Maker: Paul Kane (1810 Mallow, Ireland–1871 Toronto, Canada)
Medium:Oil on canvas
Geography: Pembina River region, Manitoba, Canada or North Dakota, USA
Date: 1849-1856
64 x 50.9 cm
Object number: 912.1.29
Credit Line: Gift of Sir Edmund Osler
Not on view
Description"After leaving this mountain, we proceeded on our route without meeting any buffalo, although we saw plenty of indications of their having been in the neighbourhood a short time previously. On the evening of the second day we were visited by twelve Sioux chiefs, with whom the half breeds had been at war for several years. They came for the purpose of negotiating a permanent peace." (Paul Kane, "Wanderings of an Artist," 1859:80)
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