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Historians of the Tribe  1899

by Frederic Remington

Executed around 1890, the year when the massacre at Wounded Knee effectively ended the army’s conflict with the Plains Indians, [i]Historians of the Tribe[/i] clearly situates the glories of Native Americans in the past. In a tightly defined, darkened interior, watched over by a tribal elder in the central background, five men—their postures slumped or languid in surrender...
62.2 × 111.4 cm (24 1/4 × 43 7/8 in.)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago