Object name: Custer & 20,000 Indians
Accession Number: 7.08
Date : 1969
Gloss: In the past, artistic representations of the story of the Battle of the Little Bighorn have focused on the noble valor of George Armstrong Custer and his men. Contemporary reevaluations look at the event in new ways. Scholder, an artist of native descent, has adapted his figure of Custer from the first newspaper illustration that reported the battle in 1876, but he has taken a modern, satirical approach.
Dimensions: Frame height: 34.25 in, Frame width: 44 in, width: 40 in, H: 29.75 in
Credit Line: Gift of Janis and Wiley T. Buchannan III
Remarks: oil on canvas, "Custer & 20,000 Indians," Fritz Scholder, 1969
Synopsis: Painting- Custer & 20,000 Indians- Scholder, Fritz- oil on canvas- Indians- Custers Last Stand- George Armstrong Custer- oil on canvas, "Custer & 20,000 Indians," Fritz Scholder, 1969
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Scholder's "Custer & 20,000 Indians" always gives me chills, and reinforces my personal disgust of all things Custer.