Most of the artwork involving American Indians in the Capitol is part of the following paradigm: either the Indian figure is a Noble Savage, doomed to a sad but necessary extinction, or an Ignoble Savage, whose bloodthirst dooms him to a swift and justified extinction. Fryd asserts that this was not an accidental rendering; instead, it was carefully planned to create a visual narrative validating ninteenth-century white American ideals of expansion and Manifest Destiny: