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Council in Bitterroot Valley July 1855

Watercolor painting on heavy paper. The image is a horizontal oval shape. A large group of Native Americans are seated on the ground in rows, facing an arbor made of poles with leafy branches over the top. Several Euro-American men are seated or standing under the shelter, one appears to be Isaac Stevens. There is a U.S. flag on a tall pole next to the shelter. Around the edge of the group are a tipi, several military tents, and some evergreen trees. There are forested hills in the background. By Gustav Sohon.


Creation Date: Jul. 1855

Catalog ID: 1918.114.9.34

Object Types: painting

Dimensions: Image height 8.125 in . Image width 12.125 in . Sheet height 9.125 in . Sheet width 12.75 in . Mat height 16 in . Mat width 19.25 in

Related Subjects: Bitterroot Valley, North American Indian, Treaty of 1855, Isaac Ingalls Stevens, tipi, tent, U.S. flag, treaty council, arbor