Snake River Culture

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Snake River Culture
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Snake River Culture
Artist: Grelle, MartinDate of Birth: b. 1954
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 48 x 60 inches
Signed: Signed lower right/CA and dated 2007

The people of the Snake River Culture, when they were encountered by Lewis and Clark, Alexander Ross, Col. John C. Fremont and other fur traders of the Hudson Bay Company, were a fluid mix of Shoshone, Bannock, Agaidika, and Tukadika: grass house people; salmon eaters, buffalo hunters, and sheep eaters who occupied the area around the Snake and Salmon Rivers in what is now Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Martin GrelleÕs interpretation of one encounter, Snake River Culture, depicts a pair of mounted IndiansÑthe horses would have been relatively new to the Snake River peoplesÑlooking at a banjo. Curiosity, rather than fear, drives this meeting by the banks of the river, in the shadow of the mountains. This is a good day, a bright, bustling day. Furs hang from the trade tent, the cook fire is smoking away, and the prospect of trade and exchange brings the promise of improved mutual understanding.
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