This version of a caravan scene is much different from the first one Miller painted for Stewart. In the original watercolor, there is more emphasis on color and technique. Discrete figures are not clearly articulated, but one can see individual brushstrokes that evoke the shape of horses or landscape features. Here, however, watercolor is a means to the end of representing the caravan and its members. Miller has distinguished figures from one another with clear outlines and different colored clothing, and has used washes only to give color to broad areas such mountains, grass, and sky. Miller has also set the cavalcade in an open plain with no surrounding hills or trees. The size of the figures diminishes more rapidly relative to their location on the page, creating the impression of a larger party than is shown in the original sketch. This party appears closer to the 150 or so men and twenty carts that historians estimate composed the actual caravan that year.