History Detectives

Seth Eastman Painting

Clip: Season 6 Episode 2 | 15m 48s

An Illinois man purchased a painting from a seller in Northern Ireland that depicts a scene of traditional Native American life. Could this be an authentic work of artist and military officer Seth Eastman? Host Tukufu Zuberi travels to Fort Snelling to examine how Eastman carried out government policies of Native American removal while capturing on canvas what he believed was a doomed way of life.

Aired: 07/06/08

Rating: TV-G

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