Did Fred Beaver paint an Indian racing buffalos or is he hunting them? The soft colors and pleasant setting do not suggest a life and death struggle. Fred Beaver lived in Oklahoma. In 1973, he was designated a Master Artist by the Five Civilized Tribes Museum. His work is in the permanent collections of many institutions, including the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian, the Heard Museum in Phoeniz, Arizona, and the Philbrook Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma.