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Dancing on the Lewis and Clark Trail
  • Ramon Murillo
    born 1956
    born: Pocatello, Idaho, United States
  • Dancing on the Lewis and Clark Trail, 2004
  • Native Perspectives on the Trail: A Contemporary American Indian Art Portfolio
  • Where object was made: United States
  • two-plate intaglio
  • Paper Type: BFK Rives White
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 611 x 456 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 24 1/16 x 17 15/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 741 x 547 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 29 1/8 x 21 1/2 in
    Mat Dimensions: 32 x 24 in
  • Museum purchase: Peter T. Bohan Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2005.0082.09

Scene with three road signs and a map in the background, with three images along the top. The road sign at the left on the bottom is the lowest of the three and has an inscription (Lewis and Clark expedition). The middle road sign has a bust-length picture of a female (Sacajawea) who is frontal and smiling. The right, which is the tallest, has silhouettes of two males (Lewis and Clark). The background has a map with a dark line (indicates the trail) with states, cities, parks, and landmarks listed. There is a machine for moving dirt and rock in the bottom half with an open bucket dropping coins (Sacajawea one dollar coins). The top left has and image of figures in a boat, the middle has three dancers, and the right has a figure on a horse dragging poles. There are coins around the border.