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The Defeated Chieftains on Flickr.Montana Historical Society Museum
Those of you that have been following me a while will know that I am not one for accompanying my uploads with a lot of information, but I have to make an exception for this one.
As you might or might not be able to see, it is called ‘The Defeated Chieftains’ and is by an artist called Robert Vaughn, of which I couldn’t find any more information than the one given at the museum. It is from 1906 and was exhibited at the Northern Montana Fair in Great Falls that year. The Chiefs seen in here are Sitting Bull (Lakota Sioux), Little Bear (Cree) and Chief Joseph (Nez Perce, all of which had lost decisive battles towards the end of the century. The artifacts assembled here are from Blackfoot, Cree, Sioux and Flathead tribes. 
The text in the box is retelling the sad and disgraceful story repeated throughout the land during that time with the consequences still felt all to real nowadays. Not a new story, sure, but (to my rather limited knowledge) it never has been told as eloquently, sadly and beautifully in a single work of art than in this one. Which does make it the most profound and touching work of art I have ever seen. Take this Yoko Ono, Damien Hirst and all you countless other superficial ‘Modern’
artists.
Needless to say this is much more wonderful and impressive in reality than in this not very good photograph, so I would heartily recommend going to Helena and visiting the (VERY) excellent collection at the Montana State Historical Society Museum to anybody reading this.

The Defeated Chieftains on Flickr.

Montana Historical Society Museum
Those of you that have been following me a while will know that I am not one for accompanying my uploads with a lot of information, but I have to make an exception for this one.
As you might or might not be able to see, it is called ‘The Defeated Chieftains’ and is by an artist called Robert Vaughn, of which I couldn’t find any more information than the one given at the museum. It is from 1906 and was exhibited at the Northern Montana Fair in Great Falls that year. The Chiefs seen in here are Sitting Bull (Lakota Sioux), Little Bear (Cree) and Chief Joseph (Nez Perce, all of which had lost decisive battles towards the end of the century. The artifacts assembled here are from Blackfoot, Cree, Sioux and Flathead tribes.
The text in the box is retelling the sad and disgraceful story repeated throughout the land during that time with the consequences still felt all to real nowadays. Not a new story, sure, but (to my rather limited knowledge) it never has been told as eloquently, sadly and beautifully in a single work of art than in this one. Which does make it the most profound and touching work of art I have ever seen. Take this Yoko Ono, Damien Hirst and all you countless other superficial ‘Modern’
artists.
Needless to say this is much more wonderful and impressive in reality than in this not very good photograph, so I would heartily recommend going to Helena and visiting the (VERY) excellent collection at the Montana State Historical Society Museum to anybody reading this.

untitled on Flickr.Gates Of The Mountains Scenic Overlook, near Helena, Montana

untitled on Flickr.

Gates Of The Mountains Scenic Overlook, near Helena, Montana

untitled on Flickr.Gates Of The Mountains Scenic Overlook, near Helena, Montana

untitled on Flickr.

Gates Of The Mountains Scenic Overlook, near Helena, Montana

untitled on Flickr.Near Cascade, Montana

untitled on Flickr.

Near Cascade, Montana

untitled on Flickr.Along Hway 87, Montana

untitled on Flickr.

Along Hway 87, Montana

untitled on Flickr.Fort Benton, Montana

untitled on Flickr.

Fort Benton, Montana

untitled on Flickr.Fort Benton, Montana

untitled on Flickr.

Fort Benton, Montana

untitled on Flickr.Fort Benton, Montana

untitled on Flickr.

Fort Benton, Montana

Dom Flemons – Milwaukee Blues

Another working week nearly done, let’s enjoy ourselves, shouldn’t we?

untitled on Flickr.Browning, Blackfeet Indian Reservation

untitled on Flickr.

Browning, Blackfeet Indian Reservation