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Native Americans in Art

Artwork in the United States Capitol featuring Native Americans is listed below.


Paintings of Indian Life for the House Committee on Indian Affairs (now the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs)
Oil on canvas by Seth Eastman, 1867–1869. Located in 1324 Longworth House Office Building.

  • Buffalo Chase
  • Death Whoop
  • Dog Dance of the Dakotas
  • Feeding the Dead
  • Indian Council
  • Indian Mode of Traveling
  • Indian Woman Dressing a Deer Skin
  • Rice Gatherers
  • Spearing Fish in Winter


  • Allegorical figure of America
    Detail of fresco by Constantino Brumidi, 1856.
  • America
    Detail of ceiling decoration, fresco by Constantino Brumidi, c. 1857.
  • Bartolomé de Las Casas, the Apostle of the Indians
    Oil on plaster by Constantino Brumidi, 1876.
  • Columbus and the Indian Maiden
    Fresco by Constantino Brumidi, c. 1875.
  • Indian faces, details of ceiling decoration in panels on ribs of vault
    Tempera on plaster by Constantino Brumidi, c. 1857.
  • Indian chiefs, details in ceiling decoration
    Tempera with gilded background, probably by Rakemann, 1903.
  • Revolutionary battle scenes including Indians, details of ceiling
    Tempera on plaster by Constantino Brumidi, c. 1857.
  • Indian head, detail in arch
    Tempera on plaster designed by Constantino Brumidi, c. 1855.
  • Indians, details of ceiling
    Tempera on plaster by Constantino Brumidi, 1860, repainted by Cliff Young, 1980. 
  • Indian chief with bow, vignette on left side of The Mayflower Compact, 1620
    Oil on canvas on wall by Allyn Cox, 1973–1982. Located in the Great Experiment Hall, House wing, first floor.

Westward Expansion Hall
Oil-on-canvas ceiling murals by EverGreene Painting Studios, 1993–1994. Located in the House wing, first floor.

Frieze of American History
Fresco by Constantino Brumidi, 1877–1880, and Filippo Costaggini, 1881–1889. 

Native American implements, four quatrefoils in ceiling
Oil on plaster by James Leslie, 1857. 


  • Conflict of Daniel Boone and the Indians, 1773
    Sandstone by Enrico Causici, 1826–1827. 
  • Landing of the Pilgrims, 1620
    Sandstone by Enrico Causici, 1825. 
  • William Penn's Treaty with the Indians, 1682
    Sandstone by Nicholas Gevelot, 1827. 
  • Preservation of Captain Smith by Pocahontas, 1606
    Sandstone by Antonio Capellano, 1825. 
  • Scenes of Père Marquette preaching to the Indians, and of Marquette, Joliet, and Indian guide exploring the upper Mississippi, on base of statue of James Marquette
    Bronze by Gaetano Trentanove, 1895. 


  • Aysh-Ke-Bah-Ke-Ko-Zhay (Flat Mouth), Chippewa chief
    Marble by Francis Vincenti, 1858. 
  • Beeshekee (Buffalo), Chippewa warrior
    Marble by Francis Vincenti, 1855. 
  • Beeshekee (Buffalo), Chippewa warrior
    Bronze cast by Joseph Lassalle, 1858, after the bust by Francis Vincenti. 
  • Vice President Charles Curtis
    Marble by Moses A. Wainer Dykaar, modeled in 1929, carved in 1934. 


  • Indian Fountain
    Bronze by William H. Rinehart, 1857. 
  • Indian statuette on House Clock
    Bronze by William H. Rinehart, 1857. 
  • King Kamehameha I
    Bronze by Thomas R. Gould, 1879. 
  • Po’pay
    Marble by Cliff Fragua, 2005. 
  • Will Rogers
    Bronze by Jo Davidson, 1939. 
  • Sakakawea
    Bronze by Leonard Crunelle, 1909 (copied by Arizona Bronze Atelier in 2003). 
  • Sequoyah
    Bronze by Vinnie Ream Hoxie, 1917. 
  • Chief Washakie
    Bronze by Dave McGary, 2000.
  • Sarah Winnemucca
    Bronze by Benjamin Victor, 2005. 
  • Progress of Civilization
    Figures modeled in Rome by Thomas Crawford in 1854; marble carved at the Capitol in 1855–1859, erected in 1863. 

Sculpture—Bronze Doors

Columbus Doors
Designed and modeled by Randolph Rogers in 1858; bronze cast in 1861, installed in 1863. 

  • The Landing of Columbus in the New World
  • Columbus's First Encounter with the Indians
  • Entry of Columbus into Barcelona
  • Columbus In Chains

House Doors
Designed by Thomas Crawford in 1855–1857, models made in 1863–1867; bronze cast in 1903, installed in 1905. 

  • Massacre of Wyoming, Pennsylvania, July 3, 1778