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Indian Country Passage Denied
  • Corwin Clairmont
    born 1946
    born: St. Ignatius, Montana, United States ; active: United States
  • Indian Country Passage Denied, 2005
  • Native Perspectives on the Trail: A Contemporary American Indian Art Portfolio
  • Where object was made: United States
  • collagraph, chine collé
  • Paper Type: Somerset White
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 392 x 463 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 15 3/8 x 18 1/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 470 x 565 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 18 1/2 x 22 1/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 24 x 32 in
  • Museum purchase: Peter T. Bohan Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2005.0082.05

Two rectangular blue documents (passports) are in the center. The one on the left is upside down and slightly higher. It has a bust-length photo of a male with black hair, a black coat, and in three-quarters view looking to his left (identified as Meriwether Lewis). The one on the right has a bust-length photo of a male with brown hair, brown coat with black lapels and a white tie at the neck (identified as William Clark). The background has a gradient that from top to bottom is purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, red, and purple with a textured surface. There is a central circle over and around the passports with a red slash thorough it.