Blair Buswell

Omaha Phase III

Phase III

Phase III

Sentinel

Sentinel

Sentinel

Sentinel

Sentinel

Sentinel

Sentinel at night

Sentinel at night

Sentinel

Sentinel

Sentinel

Sentinel

Trading for Directions

Trading for Directions

Trading for Directions

Trading for Directions

Trading for Directions

Trading for Directions

Trading for Directions

Trading for Directions

Trading for Directions

Trading for Directions

Phase III

Phase III

Phase III of the Omaha project depicts the native americans who interacted with the pioneers.  

Sentinel: The Plains Indian stands as a Sentinel, watching from the high ground.  Mounted on his trusty pony, overlooking the valley below for game of intruders, he is ready to take action.

Trading for Directions: On the prairies of the American heartland, frontier travelers relied on migration trails, rivers, and landmarks to cross the vast grasslands. In my work “Trading for Directions,” I am depicting the idea of a chance meeting, which happened often, between a frontiersman and a group of Native Americans. As the Natives gaze curiously at his map, the frontiersman is getting information about the best way to continue his journey