Mandan Attacking a Party of Arikara (Q20486953)

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)
instance of: painting (Q3305213)
Smithsonian American Art Museum ID: 4266

information from the Smithsonian American Art Museum catalog

description: George Catlin described the location of the attack as “a ravine, near the Mandan village.” Catlin may have observed an Indian skirmish during his visit to the Mandan village in 1832, but the painting is most likely a studio fabrication. (Truettner, The Natural Man Observed, 1979)
keywords Figure group – male Ethnic – Indian – Arikara Ethnic – Indian – Mandan Western State of being – evil – war

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