When the Land Belonged to God - Oil by Charles M. Russell

Courtesy the Montana Historical Society MacKay Collection, Helena, MT

Bison crossing the Missouri River near Big Sandy and Ft. Benton - Russell painted this in 1914. The features to the right of the bison are (L to R) Square Butte (laccolith), Round Butte (laccolith), and the Highwoods (eroded remains of ancient volcano). This painting is on display at the Montana Historical Society Museum across the street from the Capitol in Helena. BACK

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