Miller commented that the Snake Indians “may be considered in affluent circumstances,–they have a large supply of fine horses and live in a district abounding with game,–have the finest lodges we saw,–and impressed us more than any other tribe with their courteous and friendly manners” (Ross, 1968, text accompanying page 199).
In this version of the scene, Miller has made the Snake Indian chief Ma-Wo-Ma the most prominent figure while Stewart and his party have virtually disappeared (especially as compared with CR #178, private collection). The procession seems to be endless as it circles the camp, but Miller has again erred in perspective as the teepees are much too large in relation to the riders.
“Indian Procession/near the Rocky Mountains” [effaced]; on mount: “Indian procession in honor of Capt W.D. Stewart/near the Rocky Mountains”
The artist; by descent to L. Vernon Miller, Baltimore, MD; [M. Knoedler and Company, New York, 1949]; Thomas Gilcrease, Tulsa, OK; present owner by gift