TRUCE AMONG ENEMIES

TRUCE AMONG ENEMIES

24" x 48" oil on canvas

The Blackfeet and Absaroke (Crow) Indians were mortal adversaries for more than a century before 1880. The Blackfeet were fighting to expand their territory and the Crow were fighting to defend theirs. On occasion there would be overtures of calm and peace but the truce would never last. Here a delegation of Blackfeet are crossing a stream to seek a council of peace among the Crow. Ultimately, peace among all tribes would not be realized until after the great Indian Wars were over and the Indians were confined to their respective reservations and the subjugation of the U.S. Government. © Steven Lang OPAM