View the Closer Look: Howling Wolf’s Treaty Signing at Medicine Creek Lodge

Write a 150-word response to each of the following questions relating to this painting:

  • Although Howling Wolf’s drawing is seen as näively executed by the standards of Western art, why do we conclude that his record of the treaty signing event is more honest than the illustration rendered by the other artist?
  • Why did the White artist ignore the many native women who were present at the treaty signing? Do you think this omission was deliberate or unintentional due to cultural bias?