"The Hidatsa Meet the Cheyenne"


In 1806, fur traders Alexander Henry, Charles Chaboillez and Charles MacKenzie left Fort Assiniboine, near Wawanesa, and travelled to the Missouri River to trade with the Mandan and Hidatsa Indians. During their visit they joined a large group of Hidatsa travelling further south to trade with the Cheyenne. Approximately 900 people and 2000 horses were involved, and the traders' descriptions of the military-like procession, with its accompanying sounds and ceremony, inspired me to paint two versions of this compelling spectacle.

After travelling to the area, and carefully reading the journals, I believe that I have depicted the landscape accurately, and the event as described.

24 x 48 inches    ||    $3000 Canadian

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