"They Are a Fine Outfit Those Blackfeet": Frederic Remington in Western Canada

By Peter H. Hassrick




1. William A. Coffin, "An American Illustration Today," Scribner's, March 1892, 348.

2. Frederic Remington, "A Few Words from Mr. Remington," Collier's,18 March 1905, 16.

3. Letter from Remington to Clarke, 3 November 1887, Missouri Historical Society, Clarke Papers.

4. Frederic Remington, "On the Indian Reservations," Century Magazine, 38, no. 3 (July 1889): 396. Remington's friend and traveling companion on a subsequent trip to western Canada in 1890, Julian Ralph explained that at least one of the Blackfoot Indians that Remington had tried to photograph would not permit it "Once discovered that the camera employed the mysterious and [to him] awful forces of the sun to do its work." Julian Ralph, The Making of a Journalist (New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1903), 20.

5. "The Blackfeet Indians," Harper's Weekly, 23 July 1887, 523.

6. Julian Ralph, The Making of a Journalist (New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1903), 41, see also Hugh Dempsey, Crowfoot: Chief of the Blackfeet (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1972).

7. "The Blackfeet Indians," op. cit., 523.

8. "Canadian Backwoods Architecture, Harper's Weekly, January 25, 1890, 74.

9. "Canadian Mounted Police," Harper's Weekly, 24 December 1887, 943

10. Ibid.

11. George William Sheldon, Recent Ideals of American Art (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1888): 148.

12. "The Blackfeet Indians," op. cit., 523.

13. Remington was quoting from Penhallow's The History of the Wars of New England, With the Eastern Indians (Boston: T. Fleet, 1726).

14. "Canadian Backwoods Architecture," Harper's Weekly, January 25, 1890, 74.

15. "Canadian Mounted Police," op. cit., 943.

16. Ralph, 1903, 41.

17. Eva Remington in a letter from Remington to Clarke, 13 September 1890. Missouri Historical Society, Clarke Papers.

18. Julian Ralph, 1903, 41.

19. Frederic Remington, "Western Types," Scribner's, October 1902, 412.

20. "Art," New York Evening Mail, 9 April 1903.

21. "Music: Drama: Art: Reviews," The Craftsman, January 1909, 501.

22. "Joy of Wielding a Paddle," New York Herald, 23 August 1908.

23. Remington Diary, 2 March 1909, Frederic Remington Art Museum.

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