Listen to the Tour:
Explore the Drawings: (click images to open in slideshow)
Artist: Nicolas Point, S.J. (1799-1868)
Medium: Pencil on Paper
Lender: Midwest Jesuit Archives
Hunting along the frontier was a family affair, and each person in the tribe had a specific job. During a hunt, the entire family was involved with trapping a buffalo, although the man would often be the primary hunter. Be it deer or buffalo, the spoils of the hunt would be a welcome sight in the harsh frontier homestead. After the hunt, the women of the tribe would skin the animal and prepare the meat, seen here in the third piece. But life in the Rockies wasn’t completely terrible! The Native children would often sneak away and enjoy a welcome relief from the tough mountainous lifestyle.
Written and narrated by Liam Brew.