Landscapes with occasional people of the American West. John Mix Stanley, American artist. Living from 1814 to 1872, he was also an explorer and traveled to the area the paintings depict.

"Western Landscape." ca. 1847-1849.
“Western Landscape.” ca. 1847-1849. Collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:John_Mix_Stanley_-_Western_Landscape.jpg
"Chain of Spires Along the Gila River." 1855.
“Chain of Spires Along the Gila River.” 1855. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chain_of_Spires_Along_the_Gila_River_by_John_Mix_Stanley.jpg
"Chinook Indian Guides on the Clackamos River." mid 19th c.
“Chinook Indian Guides on the Clackamos River.” mid 19th c. Image © 2019 · Scottsdale Art Auction, Scottsdale. Fair use license. via https://scottsdaleartauction.com/john-mix-stanley-chinook-indian-guides-on-the-clackamos-river/
"Western Landscape with Buffalo." 1855.
“Western Landscape with Buffalo.” 1855. Image ©2019 Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa. Fair use license. via https://collections.gilcrease.org/object/01261140
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Native Americans living wild and free before America turned around and bit . .. . George Catlin, artist. Living from 1796 to 1872, he made numerous trips out beyond the Cumberland Gap painting what for us and their descendants is a lost world that is never coming back . . .. except for here . . .

"Oó-je-en-á-he-a, Woman Who Lives in a Bear's Den." 1832.
“Oó-je-en-á-he-a, Woman Who Lives in a Bear’s Den.” 1832. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. via https://americanart.si.edu/artwork/oo-je-en-he-woman-who-lives-bears-den-4476.
"Kee-mo-ra-nia, No English, a Dandy." 19th c.
“Kee-mo-ra-nia, No English, a Dandy.” 19th c. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. via https://fr.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fichier:George_Catlin_-_Kee-mo-r%C3%A1-nia,_No_English,_a_Dandy_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg.
"White Cloud, Head Chief of the Iowas." 1818-1844.
“White Cloud, Head Chief of the Iowas.” 1818-1844. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:George_Catlin_-_The_White_Cloud,_Head_Chief_of_the_Iowas_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg
"Buffalo Bull's Back Fat (Stu-mick-o-súcks) Head Chief of the Blood Tribe (Blackfoot)." 1832.
“Buffalo Bull’s Back Fat (Stu-mick-o-súcks) Head Chief of the Blood Tribe (Blackfoot).” 1832. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. via https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d9/Immagine-Catlin1.jpg.
"Chin-cha-pee, Fire Bug That Creeps, Wife of Pigeon's Egg Head." 1832.
“Chin-cha-pee, Fire Bug That Creeps, Wife of Pigeon’s Egg Head.” 1832. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. via https://americanart.si.edu/artwork/chin-cha-pee-fire-bug-creeps-wife-pigeons-egg-head-4054.

All artwork in the public domain because the painter has been dead since 1872.