End of the Trail

James Earle Fraser American
Cast by Roman Bronze Works

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 765

Drawn from Fraser’s experiences growing up in Dakota Territory in the 1880s, this exhausted Native man seated on a windblown pony is an evocative comment on the damaging effects of Euro-American settler colonization on Indigenous peoples. "End of the Trail" exemplifies the western subjects created by French-trained artists such as Fraser, who were expressing themselves at once as American, through their choice of themes, and as modern, through their command of current aesthetics.

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#4578. End of the Trail

End of the Trail, James Earle Fraser (American, Winona, Minnesota 1876–1953 Westport, Connecticut), Bronze, American

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