Umar Rashid, also known as Frohawk Two Feathers, is a multidisciplinary artist and the dedicated historian and
cosmographer of his own fictional universe, the Frenglish Empire (1648–1880). Rashid presents a series of tapestries that unfold through a harrowing chapter in the Frenglish Empire’s history. In the area currently known as Denver, Colorado, circa 1794, the Frenglish have allied with Arapaho Nation and Cheyenne peoples against the North American Spanish Empire. This saga is depicted in bombastic detail, with the conflict’s factions immortalised across their many last stands and death throes. Through the work, Rashid weaves a cautionary tale against greed, hubris and false allies that rings true across any given number of alternate and contemporary realities.