Indiana University Art Museum Pictures America: Indians on the Eel River

Explore the image Indians on the Eel River created by George Winter in 1850

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Questions to Consider [show/hide]

Title: Indians on the Eel River
Artist: George Winter
Date: 1850

  1. What is the main focus of this painting?
  2. What might the people on the rock be thinking?
  3. Can you describe other images of Native Americans that you’ve seen? How do they compare and contrast to the people in this painting?
  4. How has the artist suggested the idea of America’s changing landscape?
  5. What might the rushing river represent?

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