The Indian Bear Dance/Invoking the Aid and Protection of The Bear Spirit by George Catlin



Object ID:
1929-13-8
Category:
Made by Students
Medium:
lithograph
Creator:
George Catlin (1796-1872)
Date:
between 1830 and 1838
Held at:
Litchfield Historical Society
Size:
19" length x 24" width
Description:
Printed in New York City by Currier & Ives 152 Nassau St. New York City, NY after the original painting by George Catlin. Pictures a group of Native American males dancing in a circle. Some of the men are wearing bear skin heads as headdresses. Many others have feathers in their hair. Their skin is covered in painted decoration and many wear fur loin clothes.

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