Miller kept this small, yet dramatic scene as part of his own collection. It is possible that it hung in his studio as an advertisement of his travels, or he may have kept it at home. His estate inventory listed several framed oil on canvas western scenes, although the titles are not given.
The artist has added to the drama of the scene by making some significant compositional changes. With the inclusion of the cliff faces, we see more clearly articulated the precipitous drop over the cliff. Miller has also brought the three figures on horseback in the foreground closer to the edge of the cliff, and he has, as in the Walters watercolor (CR# 351A), increased the depth of space so that we see even more bison plunging to their deaths than in the preliminary study (CR# 351) and the version for Sir William Drummond Stewart (CR# 351A).
The artist; [Edward Eberstadt and Sons, New York, NY]; H.J. Lutcher Stark, Orange, TX, 1959; present owner: Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation, Orange, Texas, by bequest, 1965, accessioned to the Stark Museum of Art, 1978