A Montage of the True West

A vast sampling of items that have change the West or have taught us how simple yet difficult it was in settling this beautiful country.
Curated by Laura Buher

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This gallery has 25 objects

American bison
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bighorn sheep
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Brown Bear (grizzly bear)
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Painting- Buffalo Bill in the Limelight- Remington, Frederic- oil on canvas- Figure- William F. Cody- Indian- Group- illustration- Buffalo Bill's Wild West- ...
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Sculpture- Coming Through the Rye- Remington, Frederic- Roman Bronze Works, N.Y.- bronze- Group- Animal- Cowboy- Lower Right of Base: Copyrighted by Frederic...
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Painting- Custer's Last Stand- Paxson, Edgar Samuel- oil on canvas- military- Figure- Indian- Group- Animal- LRC: copyright by/E.S. Paxson Butte/M./99 [vers...
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firearm- Colt Patent Firearms Manufacturing Co., Hartford, CT- gold- ivory- engraved- Hickok, Wild Bill- Model 1851 Navy- .36 caliber- 204672- Colt Navy revo...
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firearm- revolver- Colt Patent Firearms Manufacturing Co., Hartford, Connecticut- Model 1873- .44- 51193- Colt model 1873 "Frontier" single action Army revol...
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firearm- rifle- short- American- Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT- metal- trigger- walnut- plain- sporting- lower tang/45569/bottom receiver/40-6...
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firearm- rifle- Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT- steel- walnut- top of barrel: Manufactured by the -/ -Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven...
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Ghost Dance dress- Oklahoma- Southern Arapaho- pigment- feathers- tanned elk hide- circles- birds- stars- corn- sage stems- crescents- Dress and Adornment, R...
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Gray Wolf
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Great Gray Owl
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grizzly bear
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poster- I Am Coming- Courier Litho Co., Buffalo, NY- fabric- lithograph on paper- Cody, W.F.- buffalo- beneath image of Cody: COL. W.F. CODY [bottom of post...
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petroglyph- stone- reproduction- outline of horse- 4 spears in back of horse- FUNCTION: Communication and Media of Exchange: Writing and Records. (replica) ...
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pronghorn
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saddle- Crow- tree- rawhide- leather- cloth- Beads- green- light blue- wooden- Red- yellow- White- dark blue- seed- flaps- triangles- cross- Transportation: ...
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Shiras moose
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shirt- Northern Plains- Wool- quills- Beads- pigment- horsehair- tanned hide- leather, wrapped quill design, beaded border, painted, horsehair, wool, horse t...
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The Littlest Rebel- Meyers, Robert William- oil on canvas- Cowboy- LR: Meyers/M (M-in circle), Back, top stretcher bar: #196 - THE LITTLEST REBEL ARTIST - B...
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game- The Wild West Game- McLoughlin Bros., New York- chromolithograph- cardboard- wagon- horse- rifle- Indian- Buffalo Bill- hunter- stagecoach- saber- weap...
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War bonnet- Northern Plains- eagle- plumes- cloth- Beads- feathers- horsehair- Red- yellow- ermine- green dyed- White- felt- triangle- Dress and Adornment - ...
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Painting- Yellowstone Falls- Bierstadt, Albert- oil on canvas- Landscape- LLC: ABierstadt- Acoustiguide.
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Marg2309's deep thoughts

I like that you included several animals from the Draper Museum's collections--each is certainly iconic to the West! Plus, you have items from the other museums, too, which would be an interesting start to that "new" museum. Thanks, Laura!