Surname 1Name:Instructor:Course code:Date:Albert Bierstadt’s “Rocky Mountains, Lander’s Peak”The “Rocky Mountains, Lander’s Peak” is an oil painting made in 1863 by the Germanartist Albert Bierstadt. He drew the painting based on sketches he made during the Honey RoadSurvey Party headed by Frederick W. Lander, to the Nebraska Territory of America (Robison243). In the painting, the Wind River Range flows down the slopes of the Rocky Mountains, withan encampment of Native Americans portrayed in the background. The painter used oil paint ona canvas to draw the painting during the American civil war to make the audience feel the natureof the American west.Bierstadt made the sketches of the painting during his trip to the American west in 1859(Grant 300). He however, drew the painting in 1863, which was during American civil war. Thewar was between the southern states who did not slavery abolished and the northern states whowere in support of the motion. Slavery had been a norm for most of the states in America. The
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Native Americans in the United States,American Civil War,Wyoming,Albert Bierstadt