Indian Scouts by the River at Sunset

 
Artist
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
25 x 29 in. 30-1/4 x 34-3/4 in. (framed)
Credit line
Gift of the Harrison Eiteljorg Gallery of Western Art
Accession number
73.104.13
Collection
Not Currently On View
Deaccessioned on
December 18th, 2008
Recipient
Christie's
Transfer notes
Sold on 5/20/2009 (Lot 26)
Reason
Secondary example 
Valuation
Auction Sale Price - $32000

Here one of the Indian scouts is shown with horned headdress and shield, holding a coup stick.

The ultimate act of bravery was to get close enough to touch an enemy with a coup stick, let him live and survive yourself, then claim the opponent's spiritual powers.

The artist...Mrs. Oren K. Stafford of Waterloo, Iowa; Vose Gallery in Boston 1969; Harrison Eiteljorg 1969; donated to the IMA 1973 (one reference states "wrong painting")
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