"Buffalo Drive, 1947" painted by William R. Leigh (1866-1955) very loosely depicts a group of Indigenous people driving bison off a cliff as a form of hunting.
34 1/4" x 21"
Unframed Western art print
There's a lot that's historically inaccurate about this painting. Plains Indians would drive bison off a cliff as an effective way to hunt them, it's true, but "Buffalo Drive" exaggerates a lot of the details. Plains Indians did not typically use a spear for hunting, they didn't use saddles, and their clothing was more elaborate and made of bison or deer hides.
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