The Trail of Tears   |   Robert Lindneux
In 1893, Robert Lindneux headed west to paint, traveling throughout Wyoming, South Dakota, and Montana and finding occasional work as a ranch hand to fund his journey. The Oglala Sioux, with whom he stayed for a time, made him their "honorary" Chief. He also resided briefly with the Cheyenne and the Crow in Montana. Around the turn of the century, Lindneux befriended Charles Russell and the pair shared Russell's studio at Great Falls for several years. In 1909, Lindneux opened a studio in Denver where he settled permanently. His work included many western scenes and Indian portraits.