Miller has written that in this scene a trapper (disguised as a wolf) and an Indian are approaching a group of buffalo. The buffalo, according to Miller, suffered from poor grooming, a “mass of hair covering the forehead” that “obscures his sight and aids the trapper.” This afforded the hunters a chance to effect the deception. The Indian has the first shot, followed by a finishing volley from the trapper’s rifle. It is teamwork that furnishes results in such close quarters.
Peter H. Hassrick
The artist; William T. Walters, Baltimore, MD; present owner by gift