Originally from Eastern Montana, the Crow Indians ranged far and wide by the 1870s. Parties of warriors would travel as far as the Rockies to raid rival tribes, hunt buffalo or chase off newly arrived settlers. This group of Crow inspects the remains of an unfinished, long-abandoned cabin they have encountered on one such journey. Such an intrusion would have been discovered on their own grounds long ago.
While they, as much as anyone, would be curious as to the fate of its builders and seemingly hasty departure, they will also lose little time in determining if there is anything useful left. Certainly the copper pot will be claimed, along with any other useful items that can be found in the disarray. Frontier life presented as many perplexing mysteries and opportunities to the Native Americans as it did the white man.