Pony Tracks in the Buffalo Trail 1904 Collier's Print

Framed Dimensions: (with border) 18 3/8" W x 16 1/8" H Image Dimensions: 5" x 7 1/2"

"A scouting party in advance of a column of soldiers is picking up Indians' signs" Remington observed. "They have found pony tracks among those of the buffalo and the scouts are trying to pick up the trail." The cavalry officers knew the value of using friendly Native Americans to track the renegades who often attacked unsuspecting settlers en-route to the western territories. Note the frontiersman on foot examining the pony tracks. They also played an important role in aiding the cavalry. They undoubtedly traveled as mountain men prior to their steady job with the army. Most of these men knew the territory well and learned from experience.



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