This painting of John Buxton's was the winner of the Patron’s
Choice Award at the 2009 Quest for the West show at The Eitleljorg
Museum in Indianapolis. A broken and abandoned hay cart and its
precious cargo of supplies is discovered by these woodland Indians.
The hay cart is not designed for hauling supplies much less a
trip down a backwoods stream. What caused the settlers to decide
to make such an ill-prepared winter’s journey down such an arduous
path? Such questions certainly entered these warriors’ minds,
but taking stock of the bounty they have come across on this fine
winter’s morning is the first order of business.