List of illustrations

  • Frank Hamilton Cushing
  • The Death of General Wolfe
  • Certificate of Authenticity, "No. 189. Ojibbeway. Ka-bes-kunk. He who travels the whole country
  • Buffalo Bull's Back Fat, Head Chief, Blood Tribe
  • Little Wolf, A Famous Warrior
  • The Rocky Mountains, Lander's Peak
  • Storm in the Rocky Mountains—Mt. Rosalie
  • The Domes of Yosemite
  • Among the Sierra Nevada Mountains, California
  • The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
  • Mourning Her Brave
  • The Last of the Buffalo
  • The Fireboat
  • Custer's Demand
  • In from the Night Herd
  • Lake Lucerne
  • The Buffalo Hunt
  • Red-Eyed and Foaming Prone the Monster Falls, As in His Shaggy Side Is Sheathed the Poisoned Barb (Hunting Buffalo)
  • Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way
  • Boone's First View of Kentucky
  • The Oxbow (The Connecticut River near Northampton)
  • Magnolia
  • Wild Turkey
  • Citadel Rock. Upper Missouri River
  • Pipestone Quarry, Coteau Des Prairies
  • Commanche Village, Women Dressing Robes and Drying Meat
  • Interior of a Mandan Earth Lodge Winter Hut
  • Assiniboin Medicine Sign
  • The Travellers Meeting with Minatarre Indians near Fort Clark
  • The Author Painting a Chief in an Indian Village (frontispiece)
  • Sir William Drummond Stewart Meeting Indian Chief
  • Giving Drink to a Thirsty Trapper
  • Racing—near Wind River Mountains
  • Fort Laramie. From Nature by A. J. Miller 1836 & 7
  • Interior of Fort Laramie
  • Fort Union
  • Fort Snelling
  • Blockhouse, St. Regis, Canada, on the St. Lawrence
  • Hood Mountain
  • Falls of the Willamette, on the Columbia River
  • Oregon City on the Willamette River
  • View of Tarrytown, Looking towards the Highlands (Westside of Hudson River)
  • Westward the Star of Empire Takes Its Way—near Council Bluffs, Iowa
  • Mount Ktaadn
  • Snow Sheds on the Central Pacific Railroad in the Sierra Nevada Mountains
  • Irrigating at Strawberry Farm
  • Mining in the Boise Basin in the Early Seventies
  • Spanish Peaks from Raton Pass
  • The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
  • Wisconsin Landscape
  • Monongahela Valley
  • Erosion No. 2. Mother Earth Laid Bare
  • Bob's Steer Head
  • William Penn's Treaty with the Indians, 1682
  • Conflict of Daniel Boone and the Indians, 1773
  • Progress of Civilization
  • Indians on Green River
  • Group of a Mountaineer and Kansas Indian
  • American Progress
  • Title Page for Beyond the Mississippi
  • Statue of Freedom
  • Title page
  • The Indian: The Dying Chief Contemplating the Progress of Civilization
  • Last of Their Race
  • The Rescue Group
  • Running Buffalo
  • Apaches' Attack and Murder of the White Family
  • A Magnificent Charge
  • What an Unbranded Cow Has Cost
  • The Fight for Water
  • Indian Surveying a Landscape
  • The Last of His Race (Vanishing American)
  • Indians Approaching Fort Union
  • Salute of the Robe Trade
  • The Grand Canyon, Yellowstone
  • Navajo Costume
  • Navajo Costume
  • Costumes de femme et têtes de femme du golfe de Kotzebue
  • View of the Chasm through which the Platte Issues from the Rocky Mountains
  • View of the Chasm through which the Platte Issues from the Rocky Mountains
  • View of Itasca Lake, Source of the Mississippi River
  • Itasca Lake, Source of the Mississippi
  • The Rocky Mountains, Lander's Peak
  • Life on the Prairie: The Trappers Defence, "Fire Fight Fire
  • The Trapper's Bride
  • The Trapper's Bride
  • Long Jakes, "The Rocky Mountain Man"
  • Bourgeois W—r, & His Squaw (Mountain Man Joe Walker)
  • American Frontier Life (Trapper Retreating over River)
  • In the Tepee
  • Making Moccasins
  • Waiting for the Caravan
  • Pipe of Peace at the Rendevous
  • Snake Girl Swinging
  • Sioux Indian Council
  • The Indian Council
  • Indian Beauty (Witthae, Iowa Wife of the Artist)
  • The Trapper's Bride (detail)
  • The Baptism of Pocahontas at Jamestown, Virginia, 1613
  • Winter Travelling in Dog Sleds
  • Cun-Ne-Wa-Bum
  • The Cree Chief, Le Tout Pique, at Fort Union
  • Cree Woman
  • Fur Traders Descending the Missouri (French Trader and Half-Breed Son)
  • The Voyageurs
  • Madonna of the Prairie
  • Before the Railroad Came
  • The Homestead of Ellsworth L. Ball
  • The Hall Garden at Four P.M.
  • Gregorita
  • Portrait of Dieguito Roybal of San Ildefonso, New Mexico
  • Music in the Plaza (Santa Fe Plaza)
  • Storm, Taos Mountain, New Mexico
  • Storm
  • Hopi Niman Kachina Dance at Walpi
  • Buffalo Dance (Omahas)
  • Symbols of Taos
  • New Mexican Village
  • Autumn, Smoky Hill River
  • American Gothic
  • Earth Knower
  • Destination Nowhere
  • Gold Mining, Cripple Creek
  • Dakota Eagle Dancer
  • American Indian
  • Portrait of Gerald Marr
  • Bill Smith—Number One
  • Hernandez Church, New Mexico
  • An Abstract Arrangement of American Indian Symbols
  • New Mexican Landscape
  • Autumn Reflections
  • Northeast of Greenwood '82
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When we first conceived of this book and the exhibit that would accompany it, we imagined a title that would reflect backward upon itself as if through a mirror—DISCOVERED LANDS, INVENTED PASTS: INVENTED LANDS, DISCOVERED PASTS. Although we decided in the end that there was no way we could fit so many words on the...
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Description: Discovered Lands, Invented Pasts: Transforming Visions of the American West
Our picture of the Old West, a West distant in time and now physically transformed—the West of cowboys and Indians, of wagon trains rolling westward and herds of buffalo grazing on vast prairies—has been colored by countless romanticizations in film and fiction and art. One purpose of this book, and of the accompanying exhibition, is to re-examine surviving contemporary paintings,...
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In a recent essay Wanda Corn noted that before achieving respectability late in the twentieth century, American art had long suffered as “the impoverished, unwanted stepchild of art history.” Wanda M. Corn, “Coming of Age: Historical...
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Among the most famous images of western American art—so famous that many no doubt regard it as a cliché—is Emanuel Leutze’s mural of migrating pioneers, which decorates the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. An equally famous (and equally...
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The most distinctive feature of what is called western American art is its rejection finally of the one thing westering always seemed to be about: change. In the nineteenth century change was implicit in every rendering of a western theme. If tree stumps represented progress to a pioneering people, so...
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Description: Discovered Lands, Invented Pasts: Transforming Visions of the American West
Throughout the nineteenth century, much of the art created in and of the American West was produced to satisfy the curiosity of a vast audience intensely interested in the physical appearance of the region’s native peoples and unfamiliar landscapes. From 1819, when Samuel Seymour and Titian Ramsay Peale went west as members of Major Stephen H. Long’s government-financed exploring...
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Perhaps nowhere in western American art is the genre’s longstanding tension between...
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In her perceptive chapter “ ‘Curious Historical Artistic Data’: Art History and Western American Art,” Nancy K. Anderson quotes Henry Tuckerman, an early chronicler of American art, as saying: “It is in our...
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