Chase at RattleSnake Spring by Don Stivers. Don Stivers startedhis professional career as have many of America's finest artistsin the commercial art field. Following a natural inclinationtowards American History as a subject for fine art, Don, in the1970's, began a series of paintings on the Westward Expansion.In 1984 he began painting Civil War subjects. With the help ofprofessional historians and driven by his own desire to know themost intricate visual details of the subjects he portrays; hehas created some of the most remarkable military art of thiscentury. His focus on the Buffalo Soldier, beginning withTracking Victorio in 1988 shone light on a subject that hadrarely been chronicled in military art before. His originalworks can be found on display at forts Belvoir, Drum,Wainwright, Benning, Hood, Meade, Leavenworth, Sill, Riley,Campbell, the Army War College, the Pentagon, and are the prideof many public museums and countless private collections ofmilitary and western art.