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Catalog Number 2000.024.001
Object Name Painting
Artist Poulsen, Michael C.
Title Before White Man
Date 1996
Medium oil on canvas
Description Native Americans looking into a valley at a herd of buffalo; river at left center; mountains in background.

This painting was done for the 1996 centennial of Cody, Wy. It shows the high desert and South Fork of the Shoshone River and looks out on Hart Mountain. It is where the city of Cody now stands. Before the white man it was filled with buffalo.

"Before White Man" was an oil painting done for the 1996 Cody Centennial. It depicts the valley where the city of Cody, Wyoming now stands. In the painting the valley is dominated by a herd of buffalo. The time frame of the painting is not before White contact, as the Native American buffalo hunters are all riding horses. But, the scene is set before the whites began to settle in this valley and build a town. These were simpler and more peaceful times.
Dimensions H-49.75 W-166 D-3.5 inches
Height (in) 49.75
Width (in) 166
Depth (in) 3.5
Dimension Details 39.50 (h) x 155.75 (w) unframed
Imagefile 001\2000.024.001.JPG