Blacksnake Hills, Roubioux's House


Steaming past the Blacksnake Hills on April 24 Maximilian recorded in his journal that the surrounding scenery was "very picturesque .... Mr. Bodmer made a sketch of the chain of hills and of the white trading house . . .. In the house dwell a few men who are in the service of the Fur Company. We stopped here for a while." This house belonged to Joseph Roubidoux and stood near the riverbank on a site now within the city limits of St. Joseph, Missouri.

Original German Title



watercolor and pencil on paper


8 7/8 x 10 7/8

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Approximate Date of Creation

24th April 1833