War Dance, Sioux (Q20441474)

Label from: English (en)

artist: George Catlin (Q455133)
collection: Smithsonian American Art Museum (Q1192305)
location: Smithsonian American Art Museum (Q1192305)
country of origin: United States of America (Q30)
material used: oil paint (Q296955) canvas (Q4259259)
depicts: campfire (Q329981) tipi (Q134932) tree (Q10884) Indigenous peoples of the United States (Q49297)
instance of: painting (Q3305213)
Smithsonian American Art Museum ID: 4446

information from the Smithsonian American Art Museum catalog

description: “Each warrior, in turn, jumps through the fire, and then advances shouting and boasting, and taking his oath, as he ‘strikes the reddened post.’” George Catlin probably sketched the scene near Fort Pierre in 1832, then created this painting in his studio several years later. (Catlin, 1848 Catalogue, Catlin’s Indian Gallery, SAAM online exhibition)
keywords Ceremony – Indian Ethnic – Indian Figure group – male

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