|Trapping beaver by Rindisbacher|
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Before photography artists like Peter Rindisbacher painted scenes of early life in the North West and the Red River areas of North America. They faithfully painted the people, what they wore and how they lived.
Peter Rindisbacher was born in 1806 in Switzerland and died in St. Louis in 1834. He was 28 years old. He was just fifteen when he painted 'The inhospitable shores of Lake Winnipeg' in 1821.
|Metis Family by Rindisbacher (edited version)|
|Hunting in winter by Rindisbacher|
|Buffalo hunt 1822-24 by Rindisbacher|
|Buffalo hunting in late winter by Rindisbacher|
|Travelling by canoe in 1823 by Rindisbacher|
|Inside a lodge (teepee) in 1826 by Rindisbacher|
|"Inhospitable shores of Lake Winnipeg" 1821 by Rindisbacher|
Tents cover the York boats.
|Fishing 1821 by Rindisbacher|
Fort Garry, St. Boniface and the frozen Red River..
|"Gouverneurs" taking a sleigh ride by Peter Rindisbacher|
Fort Garry is in the background.
This capote may be in two pieces with a hooded short cape that reaches to just above the elbows and worn over the top of the capote.
The man with a stick breaking trail in snowshoes is wearing a decorated buffalo robe, a pair of blue pants with red cuffs, moccasins and a red hood with a feather.
The passenger in the carriole is probably a 'man of importance' and great care will be taken to bring him safely to his destination.
The three dogs pulling the sleigh are covered in small red blankets with yellow accents. They have sets of bells around their necks and additional bells sticking out above their collars in a colourful display.
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