Doug Hall's paintings reflect his admiration and respect for the culture of the early Eastern Woodland Native Americans. In this image, the scout hears sounds ahead and has hurried to get a "Treetop Advantage."
Indians cut trails under the most difficult weather conditions, through wooded rocky mountains, and around rough waters. Supplies not taken were cached in hidden canoes to be used on return trips. More dugouts were made when navigable rivers were discovered. With food scarce, portages took days and sometimes weeks.