Cover Art Description:
Henry F. Farny (1847-1916) is beginning to rival Charles M. Russell in the number of times his paintings have graced the cover of this magazine. Though born in France, raised in Cincinnati, and trained in Germany, Farnyís oeuvre focused on the American West. A witness to the completion of the Northern Pacific Railroad and an admirer of Plains Indians, Farny understood visually the diverse participants who shaped western history. This ability to capture significant but obscure detail is reflected in The Pass (1900, watercolor and tempera, 11 19/64" x 8 5/32", courtesy Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, gift of C. R. Smith, 1965, George Holmes, photographer), which depicts the journey of Salish- and Penutian-speaking tribes "going to buffalo." William E. Farr concludes his two-part history of going to buffalo in this issue.
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