Oil painting on pressed paper board "Retreat from Bonepile Creek" by Lauren Winfield Aldrich. The historic narrative painting depicts an open landscape. Native Americans depicted with feather headdresses and rifles on horses. Near the center are covered wagons encircled by standing military.
Lauren Winfield Aldrich (1868-1938) served as an army scout in Nebraska and Wyoming at forts along the route of the Union Pacific Railroad construction. Aldrich was assigned to Fort Laramie, Fort Russell, Fort Fetterman, and Fort Kearny. He documented his regiment's skirmishes with the Arapaho, Cheyenne, and Sioux Indians, as well as their dealings with the Pawnee scouts.