This painting shows several native Americans in leafy garb mid-council. Carl Oscar Borg was born into a poor family in Grinstads parish, County of Žlvsborg, Dalsland province, in V„sterg”tland , Sweden. In 1901, he sailed for the United States. Borg taught art at the California Art Institute in Los Angeles and at the Santa Barbara School of the Arts. He became a protege of American philanthropist and art patron Phoebe Hearst. Borg was influenced by the nature of the southwestern United States, especially the states of Arizona and New Mexico. He worked in various mediums including oil, watercolor, etchings, and woodblock. His works were widespread in American galleries. Borg was a founding member of the Painter's Club of Los Angeles and the California Art Club. Examples of his art are on display at Brigham Young University, Harvard University, Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.