many accounts written of forays by the various Plains Indian Tribes
beyond what they considered their "home territory". This
painting depicts a small group of Blackfeet in what is now Jackson Hole,
near an area called Blacktail Ponds. Journeys for war, retaliation,
hunting, or horse stealing were made without regard to the time of year.
The time here is late winter. The stick in the water was left by a
trapper - used when setting traps for beaver.
The original painting "oil on canvas" of
"Blackfeet at Blacktail Ponds"
Martin Grelle Native American artwork |