Frederick Ferdinand Schafer Painting Catalog

Image index of Indians in desert locales


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In these paintings, the scene is of limitless desert, rather than of mountain valleys. Despite some titles that suggest Great Plains locales (none of which were assigned by the artist), both the depicted topography and the occasional artist-assigned title suggest that many of these paintings are scenes of the Modoc people in the lava beds of Northern California, in an area known now as Lava Beds National Monument. Although several of these scenes depict tepees whose design originated on the Great Plains, tepees of that design were, by the 1880s, widely used by other tribes.
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[Indians traveling on horseback through the snow]
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[Going to the pow-wow. Indian scene, Montana]
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[The Pow-wow]
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[Desert landscape with Indians and tepee I]
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[Desert landscape with Indians and tepee 2]
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Indians in the Lava Beds
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[Morning in the Lava Beds]
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Morning on the lava beds
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[Indian camp in Winter 1]
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[Indian camp under the moonlight]
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[Sioux village at night]
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Indian Head in the Lava Beds
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Schonchin's Rock, Lava Beds in Distance (attributed)
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[Indian camp in Winter 2]
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[Indian Encampment 3]
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[Huge Indian encampment]
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The Winter camp
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Buffalo hunting in Montana
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On the Lookout, Indians of Montana
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[Indian encampment in West Yellowstone]
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[Two Indians in a desert landscape]
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Indian camp near Winnemucca, Nevada
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[Indian camp in the desert]
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Indian village, Arizona
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[Plains Indians in a desert valley]
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[Pastoral scene] (Sketchbook ca 1891, page #21)
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[Horse and Rider at the Lava Beds] (Sketchbook ca 1891, page #25 left)
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[Indian Encampment 4]
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[Sioux Indian Camp, Dakota]

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