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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Thulstrup, Thure de 2 Remington, Frederic 169
Descriptions
engraving on paper 13
Names
Print 728
Subjects
settlers 2 10th Cavalry African-American wagon 55 cavalry officer Oklahoma 2
Dimensions:
Image height: 11.375 in, Image width: 9.125 in, Sheet height: 15.625 in, Sheet width: 10.313 in, Frame height: 22.5 in, Frame width: 16.25 in
Title:
Ejecting An "Oklahoma Boomer"
Gloss:
The black cavalrymen depicted in this cover iluustration for the March 28, 1885 issue of Harper's Weekly were members of the 9th Regiment of the U.S. Cavalry. Stationed on the border of the Indian Territory, the 9th Cavalry was charged with preventing "Boomers" from settling lands which were set aside "...to the use of friendly Indian Tribes forever." Only four years later, the U.S. Government, bowing to intense pressure, opened these lands to white settlement and the Oklahoma Land Rush began.
Inscription:
Beneath image: EJECTING AN "OKLAHOMA BOOMER." - DRAWN BY T. DE THULSTRUP FROM A SKETCH BY FREDERIC REMINGTON - [SEE PAGE 199.]
Accession Number:
12.93

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