In the early part of the Nineteenth Century, fur traders, Indians, pioneers, and adventurers who journeyed west of the Mississippi experienced a raw and rugged world now mostly forgotten. We are fortunate, however, that those experiences were captured vividly on canvas by the American artist Alfred Jacob Miller, who ventured west to the American Rocky Mountains in 1837. Miller painted what he saw on that trip, and his firsthand works provide a window into a life and time long gone but essential to the very nature of what it is to be American.
The Ricketts Art Foundation, The Buffalo Bill Center of The West, and the Museum of the Mountain Man proudly present Fur Traders and Rendezvous: The Alfred Jacob Miller Online Catalogue, the most extensive online collection of Miller’s paintings from his 1837 trip west.
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