North American Indians

Catlin, George (edited by Peter Matthiessen)

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New York. 1989. Viking Press. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 36. 560 pages. hardcover. Jacket art: ‘Four Bears, Second Chief, in Full Dress,’ 1832 by George Catlin. Jacket design by Melissa Jacoby. 0670825018. keywords:. inventory # 13004. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania in 1796, George Catlin was educated as a lawyer and practiced in Philadelphia for two years before abandoning the bar in 1823 for a career as a portrait painter. Catlin had been interested in Indian life since his boyhood, and in 1831—realizing that these native jop1es of the American West were dying out—he began a series of visits to various tribes, chiefly in the plains. Catlin’s work with Indians was contemporaneous with the dark period of Indian Removal, when most of the great eastern tribes were banished to the West. The western tribes were still intact, and it was at this time that Catlin observed, in Philadelphia a delegation of undomesticated Indians on their way to Washington, D.C. Catlin saw at once where his work lay ‘Nothing,’ he wrote, ‘short of the loss of my life shall prevent me from visiting their country and becoming their historian.’ From 1831 until 1837, he traveled extensively around the country and lived among the Indians—from the Muskogee and Miccosukee Creeks of the Southeast to the Lakota, Mandan and Pawnee of the West, and from the Winnebagos and Menominee of the North to the Commanches of Eastern Texas. He studied their habits, customs, and mode of life, and made copious notes and numerous sketches of Indian ceremonies, buffalo hunts, symbols and totems, and animal studies. His work completed, Catlin repaired to Albany, New York, to prepare what he called ‘Catlin’s Indian Gallery’—over 500 oil paintings, as well as a large number of ornamental shirts, robes, drums, headdresses, tepees, and other articles. Catlin’s journals, first published in 1841, constitute our most valuable record of the native peoples of the Great Plains. This new one-volume edition of Catlin’s classic journals, edited by Peter Matthiessen, brings the North American Indians vividly to life. It is illustrated by more than fifty reproductions of Catlin’s splendid paintings. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: A one-volume of Catlin's classic journals depicts the lives and customs of the native peoples of the Great Plains

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Title: North American Indians
Publisher: Viking Press
Publication Date: 1989
Binding: hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good In Dustjacket
Edition: 1st Edition.

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