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H: 77.625 in, width: 125.5 in, Frame height: 88.25 in, Frame width: 136 in, frame depth: 4 in
Acquired with donations from the Whitney Purchase Fund, William F. Davidson, The Coe Foundation and Corliss C. and Audrienne H. Moseley
Buffalo Drive was considered in its day to be anthropologically accurate, a snapshot of history. The action depicted is compressed but basically accurate. A buffalo jump is an abrupt cliff over which a herd could be driven. The hunters waving pieces of hide helped steer the buffalo towards the cliff. Women are at work below, removing hides and butchering the animals to procure life's necessities. The portrayal of the hunters, however, can be viewed as a reflection of how American Indian people were often perceived when this painting was created. The hunters appear animal-like, savage and as massive as the bison.
LRC: W.R. LEIGH [underlined] 1947./c
Film: Unearthing the Past: Archaeology at Head-Smashed-In Interpretive Centre, McCloskey Productions, Inc., 2008
As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Draper Natural History Museum. If you are making a special trip, please double-check before visiting.