From the 18th century
to the present day, the most familiar images of the early American
frontier have been military campaigns and acts of violence between
Native American, European and colonial people. Yet most day-to-day
encounters among these diverse groups were peaceful. Natives and
newcomers exchanged the products of their labor and far-flung homelands,
as well as stories and ideas that changed old perceptions and practices
forever. The new American world they made together was shaped profoundly
by cross-cultural encounters in the crowded trading "houses"
or posts at places like Albany and Montreal, Niagara and Michilimackinac,
Pittsburgh and Kaskaskia.
Open edition print now available. This is not numbered or signed,
is much smaller and represents just a "detail" of the
full size print.