This painting is of a Santa Fe Trail merchant who's leading his wagons home to New Mexico. Some of the entrepreneurs who traveled the trail were New Mexican merchants from Santa Fe who moved their goods to Westport and on to St. Louis. Many then traveled through the US. This represents one of those adventurers. He's dressed in a traditional Spanish leather short leather jacket and botas but his weapons are of a Kentucky style with the shot bag strap of Shawnee origin that he procured while in the US. These weapons were superior to most of those available in Northern Mexico. His horse’s tack is also traditionally Spanish.