"The picture represents a portion of the valley of the upper Missouri river, about two thousand miles above St. Louis, at the commencement of the 'Mauvais Terris,' or bad lands. The tumuli on the right of the picture are caused by the wearing away of the sand from the second tier of bluffs, leaving the clay formations. These conical hills exist for hundreds of miles on this river, and are sometimes several hundred feet high. a herd of buffalo enter the picture on the right, near the horizon, where the clouds of dust are seen, and moving entirely across the picture, connect with the head of the column in the foreground." [P. 3.]
Catalogue of the Paintings and Sculpture now open for exhibition by the Utica Art Association, at Association Hall, Hotel Street, Utica, 1866. Hours from 9 o'clock a.m. to 5 o'clock p.m., and from 7 to 10, p.m. Utica, N.Y.: Roberts, Book and Job Printer, 60 Genesee Street. 1866.