This scene depicts an attack on five armed white men in a building. Another man with an arrow in his chest lies on the ground next to another building. Although the word, “soldiers” is written next to the men, they appear to be dressed in non-military attire, and it is unclear whether they are settlers, members of a militia, or other unit. The numerous symbols for bullets, hoofprints, and footprints drawn around the scene indicate a heavy battle took place. Although no Indian foes are shown, a wounded horse bearing an Indian saddle and ornamentation is drawn at left.  A pipe is shown between the two buildings, and two large, unfinished horses either overlay or underlay the scene; it is not known whether these elements are related. TARL Archives.


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