For several years now I have been fascinated with the rich history of the desert southwest and especially the era know as the “Apache Wars” period.
This time of high drama took place between various bands of the Apache people verses the US government and lasted for several decades. The Army was tasked with the almost impossible mission of tracking down and subduing Indians who were deemed to be hostile and were an impediment to the settling of the vast territory know as Apacheria.
My painting depicts a single moment in this long conflict . A cavalry column has somehow tracked down and surprised three warriors who are attempting to make a speedy and dusty escape into a rugged landscape where once outta sight, they may never be discovered again. -Don Oelze
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