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Buffalo Hunt under the Wolf-skin Mask, 1832–33
oil
24 x 29 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.

Before they acquired horses in the eighteenth century, Indians developed ingenious methods to hunt buffalo on foot. One method was the stealthy approach in disguise. Since more than half the calves born each year died, bison tolerated the packs of wolves that took care of the carcasses. Buffalo were unprepared, however, for Indians in wolves' clothing, who approached "within a few rods of the unsuspecting group, and easily [shot] down the fattest of the throng."

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File:BuffaloHunters.jpg in Wikimedia Commons (accessed 6 August 2015), citing Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.

Date

1832-33.

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