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Perhaps because his father had been a cavalry officer during the Civil War, Remington venerated the U.S. trooper, once writing, "No man earns his wages half so hard as the soldier doing campaign work on the Southwestern frontier . . . " Many of his own trips to the American west were in the company of cavalry troops as they patrolled the Plains and fought a series of Indian Wars. This particular sculpture was one of his last, copyrighted in January of 1909, less than a year before he died. Again, it is an amazing feat of balance, with all...
Created by: Remington, Frederic
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While he was an unabashed supporter of the U.S. Army, even terming the Sand Creek massacre justifiable, Remington, toward the end of his brief life, did develop sympathy for the plight of Native Americans and the loss of their lands and heritage. He wrote a couple of novels and a Broadway play dealing with the story of a half-Indian, half-white protagonist and his difficulty finding a place in the world dominated by white men. While Remington had often portrayed Native Americans as savages and enemies of civilization and made conspicuously racist statements, he nonetheless remained ambivalent about efforts to make...
Created by: Remington, Frederic
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