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Catlin's North American Indian Portfolio: Hunting Scenes and Amusements of the Rocky Mountains and Prairies of America

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Date: 1844

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Description

Catlin himself published the very scarce first colored issue with the plates printed on full sheets of paper, unmounted. Although Catlin planned on producing a series of thematic portfolios reproducing images from his Indian Gallery, the publication overextended his resources. The publication of his North American Indian Portfolio was taken over by Henry Bohn.

"These beautiful scenes in Indian life are probably the most truthful ever presented to the public" (Field). Catlin's eight years of field research and painting of forty-eight tribes produced this immensely rich record of Native Americans. "The history and customs of such a people, preserved by pictorial illustrations, are themes worthy the lifetime of one man, and nothing short of the loss of my life shall prevent me from visiting their country and becoming their historian"

References: Abbey Travel 653; Field 258; Howes C-243; Sabin 11532; Wagner-Camp-Becker 105a:1; William S. Reese, "The Production of Catlin's North American Indian Portfolio, 1844-1876," unpublished paper; Schwerdt I, p.100 and IV, p.21.

List of Images

1. Display

2. Title Page

3. Antelope Shooting

4. Archery of the Mandans

5. Attacking the Grizzly Bear

6. Ball Play Dance

7. Ball Play

8. Ball Players

9. Bear Dance

10. Buffalo Bull Grazing

11. Buffalo Dance

12. Buffalo Hunt Approaching in a Ravine

13. Buffalo Hunt Chase I

14. Buffalo Hunt Chase II

15. Buffalo Hunt Chase III

16. Buffalo Hunt Chasing Back

17. Buffalo Hunt on Snow Shoes

18. Buffalo Hunt Surround

19. Buffalo Hunt Under the White Wolf Skin

20. Buffalo Hunt White Wolves Attacking a Buffalo Bull

21. Catching the Wild Horse

22. Dying Buffalo Bull in a Snow Drift

23. North American Indians

24. Snow Shoe Dance

25. Wi-Jun-Jon an Assineboin Chief

26. Wild Horses at Play

27. Wounded Buffalo Bull

Publication Information

Publisher: New York. J. Ackerman.

Language(s):

English

Pages: 28

Contributor(s):

Newberry Library

ISBN-10: N/A

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