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The North American Indian Portfolios: From the Library of Congress (Hardcover)

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ISBN 10: 0789209063 / ISBN 13: 9780789209061
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Hardcover. Catlin, McKenney & Hall and Bodmer. George Catlin's North American Indian Portfolio, McKenney & Hall's History of the Indian Tribes of North America, and Prince .Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 271 pages. 0.245. Bookseller Inventory # 9780789209061

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Title: The North American Indian Portfolios: From ...

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Edition: 1st.

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This Tiny Folio™ volume is based on the well-known frontier artwork by Karl Bodmer, George Catlin, and McKenney & Hall.

Based on the renowned frontier artwork of George Catlin’s North American Indian Portfolio, McKenney and Hall’s History of the Indian Tribes of North America, and Prince Maximilian’s Travels in the Interior of North America between 1832 and 1834, these historic collections of prints and paintings were the first to preserve images of Native Americans before their culture was affected by the white man. Fulfilling one of the Library of Congress’s central missions—to document the printed, visual, and written history of this country—the images in this volume constitute part of the archive of the American memory.

Native Americans found the world’s eyes upon them in the nineteenth century. Artists like George Catlin, Charles Bird King, and Karl Bodmer trekked to the West to paint images for those unable to make the journey and created some of the most important sociological, historical, and ethnological studies of American Indians. George Catlin, for example, was allowed to observe many of the ceremonies and games in the Indian villages which enabled him to provide a remarkably detailed picture of the tribe’s religious and social life. He wrote, The history and customs of such a people, preserved by pictorial illustration, are themes worthy of the lifetime of one man.” This extraordinary miniature folio will appeal to anyone with an interest in American art, art history, or Native American history.

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James Gilreath, the former American History Specialist for the Library of Congress's Rare Book and Special Collections, contributed the introduction to this miniature volume, published in association with The Library of Congress.

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