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1 Landing of the Pilgrims, 1620 Enrico Causici Sandstone 1825 Capitol Rotunda, above east door

2 Preservation of Captain Smith by Pocahontas, 1606 Antonio Capellano Sandstone 1825 Capitol Rotunda, above west door

3 William Penn's Treaty with the Indians, 1682 Nicholas Gevelot Sandstone 1827 Capitol Rotunda, above north door

4 Progress of Civilization Thomas Crawford Marble 1863 Pediment over the east entrance to the Senate wing of the U.S. Capitol The center figure is America, who stands with an eagle at her side and the sun at her back. On the right, a woodsman, hunter, Indian chief, Indian mother and child, and Indian grave represent the early days of America. On the left the diversity of human endeavor is suggested by the soldier, the merchant, the two youths, the schoolmaster and child, and the mechanic. Completing this side of the tympanum are sheaves of wheat, symbolic of fertility, and an anchor, symbolic of hope; these elements are in contrast with the grave at the opposite end of the tympanum. The figures were designed by American sculptor Thomas Crawford in Rome, Italy, in They were carved at the Capitol in from Lee, Massachusetts, marble and erected in The entire pediment is 80 feet long, its height at the center is approximately 12 feet, and the length of the sculpture is approximately 60 feet.

5 Progress of Civilization Figures Representing Early America (right side) On the right, a woodsman, hunter, Indian chief, Indian mother and child, and Indian grave represent the early days of America.

6 Savages Staged scene of a scalping; stereograph card? Late-19th century

7 Indian wars Illustration from Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper by James E. Taylor, 1874

8 Miss USA in the Miss Universe Pageant, June

9 Sports mascots

10 Playing Indian

11 Indians Playing Indian

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