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Campfire Stories with George Catlin

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Artworks

All images, except where noted, are from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., and are oil on canvas. Dimensions and accession numbers for these works are available via the search function on this website. The following images were used in Campfire Stories, which are identified by speaker:

Ancestral Lands, Peter Matthiessen

Canoe Race near Sault Ste. Marie, 1836–1837

Band of Sioux Moving Camp, 1837–1839

Arikara Village of Earth-Covered Lodges, 1600 Miles above St. Louis, 1832

Butte de Mort, Sioux Burial Ground, Upper Missouri, 1837–1839

Ancestral Lands, Richard Murray

Buffalo chase with bows and lances, 1832–1833

Hidatsa Village, Earth-covered Lodges, on the Knife River, 1810 Miles above St. Louis, 1832

George Catlin
Outline Map of Indian localities in 1833
Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Conditions of North American Indians
Volume I, pl. 2 (London, 1844)

George Catlin
United States Indian Frontier in 1840
Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Conditions of North American Indians
Volume II, frontispiece (London, 1844)

Straight Man, Semicivilized, 1830

Tel-maz-ha-za, a Warrior of Distinction, 1834

George Catlin
United States Indian Frontier in 1840
Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Conditions of North American Indians
Volume II, frontispiece (London, 1844)

Comanche Village, Women Dressing Robes and Drying Meat, 1834–1835

Ancestral Lands, Wilma Mankiller

War Dance, Sioux, 1845–1848

Horseracing on a Course behind the Mandan Village, 1832–1833

Comanche Indians Chasing Buffalo, 1846–1848

F. J. Howell
The Ranch of Michael Caricof, 1882
pen and ink and ink wash on paper
9 7/8 x 12 1/8 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and
museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson
1986.65.172

William Fuller
Crow Creek Agency, Dakota Territory, 1884
oil on canvas
24 5/8 x 51 3/4 in.
Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas;
in memory of René d'Harnoncourt, trustee, 1961–68.

Ancestral Lands, Peter Nabokov

Rock Island, United States Garrison, 1835–1836

Cól-lee, a Band Chief, 1834

Bird That Goes to War, a Tapage Pawnee, 1832

Bread, Chief of the Tribe, 1831

Mix-ke-móte-skin-na, Iron Horn, a Warrior, 1832

Fort Pierre, Mouth of the Teton River, 1200 Miles Above St. Louis, 1832

Comanche Indians Chasing Buffalo with Lances and Bows, 1846–1848

Pipestone Quarry on the Coteau des Prairies, 1836–1837

Ancestral Lands, George Catlin

Ball Play of the Choctaw — Ball Up, 1834–1835

Buffalo Chase over Prairie Bluffs, 1832–1833

Comanche War Party on the March, Fully Equipped, 1846–1848

Stu-mick-o-súcks, Buffalo Bull's Back Fat, head chief, Blood Tribe, 1832

Sha-kó-ka, Mint, a Pretty Girl, 1832

Máh-to-tóh-pa, Four Bears, Second Chief, in Mourning, 1832

Beautiful Savannah in the Pine Woods of Florida, 1834–1835

Os-ce-o-lá, the Black Drink, a Warrior of Great Distinction, 1838

Catlin's Quest, George Catlin

George Catlin
William Wilson, ca. 1826
watercolor
2 1/8 x 1 3/4 in. oval
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Museum purchase
1980.126.1

George Catlin
Portrait of a Gentleman, ca. 1830
watercolor
2 1/4 x 1 7/8 in. oval
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.
1946.1.1

Shon-ta-yi-ga, Little Wolf, a Famous Warrior, 1844

View on the Wisconsin River, Winnebago Shooting Ducks, 1836–1837

Grizzly bears attacking Indians on horseback, 1832–1833

The Ioway, One of Black Hawk's Principal Warriors, 1832

Mi-néek-ee-súnk-te-ka, Mink, a Beautiful Girl, 1832

Ball Play of the Choctaw — Ball Down, 1834–1835

Chin-cha-pee, Fire Bug That Creeps, Wife of the Light, 1832

Catlin's Quest, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith
Trade (gifts for trading land with white people), 1992
oil, collage, mixed media on canvas with objects, triptych
60 x 170 in.
The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia
Museum Purchase

Kee-o-kúk on Horseback, 1835

Wi-jún-jon, Pigeon's Egg Head (The Light), a Distinguished Young Warrior, 1831

Wild Sage, a Wichita Woman, 1834

Bogard, Batiste, and I, Traveling through a Missouri Bottom, 1837–1839

Buffalo Herds Crossing the Upper Missouri, 1832

Bogard, Batiste, and I Chasing Buffalo in High Grass on a Missouri Bottom, 1837–1839

Ojibwe Spearing Salmon by Torchlight, 1846–1848

La-dóo-ke-a, Buffalo Bull, a Grand Pawnee Warrior, 1832

Catlin's Quest, Peter Matthiessen

William Fisk
George Catlin, 1849
oil
50 x 40 in.
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Transfer from the Smithsonian American Art Museum;
Gift of Miss May C. Kinney, Ernest C. Kinney, and Bradford Wickes, 1945
NPG.70.14

Square Hills, 1200 Miles above St. Louis, 1832

Buffalo Chase, Mouth of the Yellowstone, 1832–1833

Steeh-tcha-kó-me-co, Great King (called Ben Perryman), a Chief, 1834

Bird's-Eye View of the Mandan Village, 1800 Miles above St. Louis, 1837–1839

Bull Dance, Mandan O-kee-pa Ceremony, 1832

Catlin's Quest, Richard Murray

George Catlin
Self portrait, 1825
oil
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Prairie Bluffs Burning, 1832

Two Comanche Girls, 1834

William Fisk
George Catlin, 1849
oil
50 x 40 in.
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Transfer from the Smithsonian American Art Museum;
Gift of Miss May C. Kinney, Ernest C. Kinney, and Bradford Wickes, 1945
NPG.70.14

After George Catlin
The Author painting a Chief, at the base of the Rocky Mountains
Frontispiece to George Catlin, Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Conditions of the North American Indians (engraved from Catlin's original drawing and colored), 1841 [i.e., 1892]

Batiste, Bogard, and I Approaching Buffalo on the Missouri, 1837–1839

Catlin and His Men in Their Canoe, Urgently Solicited to Come Ashore, Upper Missouri, 1846–1848

Fort Union, Mouth of the Yellowstone River, 2000 Miles above St. Louis, 1832

Catlin and His Men in Their Canoe, Urgently Solicited to Come Ashore, Upper Missouri, 1846–1848

Elk Grazing on an Autumn Prairie, 1846–1848

Catlin's Quest, W. Richard West

Image of George Catlin in Brussels in 1868
Age 72
Archives of American Art
Washington, DC

Notch-ee-níng-a, White Cloud (called the Prophet), Adviser to Black Hawk, 1832

Wée-sheet, Sturgeon's Head, a Fox Warrior, 1832

Wah-chee-te, Wife of Clermont, and Child, 1834

Láh-shee, The Licker, Called "Creek Billy," 1838

Comanche Warriors, with White Flag, Receiving the Dragoons, 1834–1835

Chiefs & Leaders, Alyce Spotted Bear

Rainmaking among the Mandan, 1837–1839

Buffalo Chase, a Surround by the Hidatsa, 1832–1833

Foot War Party in Council, Mandan, 1835–1837

The Last Race, Mandan O-kee-pa Ceremony, 1832

Sham Fight, Mandan Boys, 1832–1833

Horseracing on a Course behind the Mandan Village, 1832–1833

Bull Dance, Mandan O-kee-pa Ceremony, 1832

Chiefs & Leaders, George Horse Capture

Dance of the Chiefs, Mouth of the Teton River, 1832–1833

Two Crows, a Chief, 1832

Comanche Warrior Lancing an Osage, at Full Speed, 1837–1839

Shirt (back), about 1820
Numakiki (Mandan)
National Museum of the American Indian
Smithsonian Institution
Purchased by George G. Heye in Paris,
France, and accessioned by NMAI in 1929.
16.5277

Shirt (front), about 1820
Upper Missouri
National Museum of the American Indian
Smithsonian Institution
Purchased by W.O. Oldman,
London, England, accessioned by NMAI in 1910.
02.9035

Shirt (front), about 1840
Upper Missouri Region
National Museum of the American Indian
Smithsonian Institution
Purchased by George G. Heye in
London, England, and accessioned by NMAI in 1930.
17.6345

Chiefs & Leaders, Peter Matthiessen

Peh-tó-pe-kiss, Eagle's Ribs, a Piegan Chief, 1832

Múk-a-tah-mish-o-káh-kaik, Black Hawk, Prominent Sac Chief, 1832

Kee-o-kúk, The Watchful Fox, Chief of the Tribe, 1835

Os-ce-o-lá, The Black Drink, a Warrior of Great Distinction, 1838

Rock Island, United States Garrison, 1835–1836

River Bluffs, 1320 Miles above St. Louis, 1832

Máh-to-tóh-pa, Four Bears, Second Chief, in Full Dress, 1832

Eh-toh'k-pah-she-pée-shah, Black Moccasin, Aged Chief, 1832

Stu-mick-o-súcks, Buffalo Bull's Back Fat, Head Chief, Blood Tribe, 1832

Shón-ka-ki-he-ga, Horse Chief, Grand Pawnee Head Chief, 1832

Chiefs & Leaders, George Catlin

Foot War Party in Council, Mandan, 1835–1837

Sioux Indian Council, Chiefs in Profound Deliberation, 1832–1837

Comanche War Party, Mounted on Wild Comanche Horses, 1834–1837

Cler-mónt, First Chief of the Tribe, 1834

Ha-wón-je-tah, One Horn, Head Chief of the Miniconjou Tribe, 1832

Wah-ro-née-sah, The Surrounder, Chief of the Tribe, 1832

Sha-có-pay, The Six, Chief of the Plains Ojibwa, 1832

Co-ee-ha-jo, a Chief, 1838

Hól-te-mál-te-téz-te-néek-ee, Sam Perryman, 1834

Wi-jún-jon, Pigeon's Egg Head (The Light), a Distinguished Young Warrior, 1831

Comanche War Party, Chief Discovering Enemy and Urging His Men at Sunrise, 1834–1835

Chiefs & Leaders, Richard Murray

William Fisk
Portrait of Catlin, 1849
oil
50 x 40 in.
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Transfer from the Smithsonian American Art Museum;
Gift of Miss May C. Kinney, Ernest C. Kinney, and Bradford Wickes, 1945
NPG.70.14

Statue of Augustus of Prima Porta, 15 A.D.
Vatican Museums, Rome

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
Napoleon I on His Imperial Throne, 1806
oil on canvas
Musée de L'Armée, Paris
Copyright Réunion des Musées Nationaux/Art Resource, NY

Gilbert Stuart
George Washington (Lansdowne portrait), 1796
oil on canvas
96 x 60 in.
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Gift of the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation

Pipe Dance, Assiniboin, 1835–1837

After George Catlin
The Author painting a Chief, at the Base of the Rocky Mountains
Frontispiece to George Catlin, Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Conditions of the North American Indians (engraved from Catlin's original drawing and colored), 1841 [i.e., 1892]

Háw-che-ke-súg-ga, He Who Kills the Osages, Chief of the Tribe, 1832

Stu-mick-o-súcks, Buffalo Bull's Back Fat, head chief, Blood Tribe, 1832

Shon-ta-yi-ga, Little Wolf, a Famous Warrior, 1844

Western Landscape, Richard Murray

Asher B. Durand
Woodland Glen, ca. 1850–1855
oil
24 x 18 3/4 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Museum purchase
1984.48

Jasper Francis Cropsey
Indian Summer, 1886
oil
7 1/8 x 13 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Bequest of Martha L. Loomis
1953.3.6

Thomas Cole
The Pilgrim of the Cross at the End of His Journey(study for series, The Cross and the World), ca. 1846–1848
oil on canvas
12 x 18 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Museum purchase
1965.10

St. Louis from the River Below, 1832–1833

Nishnabottana Bluffs, 1070 Miles above St. Louis, 1832

River Bluffs, 1320 Miles above St. Louis, 1832

View in the Grand Detour, 1900 Miles above St. Louis, 1832

View on the Missouri, Alluvial Banks Falling In, 600 Miles above St. Louis, 1832

Prairie Meadows Burning, 1832

Western Landscape, Peter Matthiessen

Robert S. Duncanson
Landscape with Rainbow, 1859
oil
30 1/8 x 52 1/4 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Leonard and Paula Granoff
1983.95.160

Distant View of the Mandan Village, 1832

Thomas Birch
Southeast View of "Sedgeley Park," the Country Seat of James Cowles Fisher, Esq., ca. 1819
oil
34 1/4 x 48 3/8 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Museum purchase made possible by the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment
1993.41

Picturesque Clay Bluffs, 1700 Miles Above St. Louis, 1832

Elk and Buffalo Making Acquaintance, Texas, 1846–1848

Elk and Buffalo Grazing among Prairie Flowers, Texas, 1846–1848

River Bluffs with White Wolves in the Foreground, Upper Missouri, 1832

Buffalo Bulls Fighting in Running Season, Upper Missouri, 1837–1839

Western Landscape, George Catlin

Madame Ferrebault's Prairie, above Prairie du Chien, 1835–1836

Blackbird's Grave, a Back View, Prairies Enameled with Flowers, 1832

View from Floyd's Grave, 1300 Miles above St. Louis, 1832

Iron Bluff, 1200 Miles above St. Louis, 1832

Lac du Cygne (Swan Lake), near the Coteau des Prairies, 1836–1837

Indians Encamping at Sunset, Upper Missouri, 1832

View on the Upper Mississippi, Beautiful Prairie Bluffs, 1835–1836

Beautiful Prairie Bluffs, Upper Mississippi, 1835–1836

Western Landscape, Wes Jackson

Bogard, Batiste, and I Chasing Buffalo in High Grass on a Missouri Bottom, 1837–1839

Nishnabottana Bluffs, Upper Missouri, 1832

Buffalo Herds Crossing the Upper Missouri, 1832

Antelope Shooting, Decoyed Up, 1832–1833

Wounded Buffalo Bull Surrounded by White Wolves, 1832–1833

Elk and Buffalo Grazing among Prairie Flowers, Texas, 1846–1848

George Catlin
Community of Prairie Dogs
Drawing
Letters & Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Conditions of North American Indians
Vol. I, pl. 42 (London, 1844)

Buffalo Bulls in a Wallow, 1837–1839

Sioux Encamped on the Upper Missouri, Dressing Buffalo Meat and Robes, 1832

Edward Mitchell Bannister
Untitled (Man with Two Oxen), 1869
oil
16 x 24 1/4 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Dr. Peter A. Pizzarello
1983.95.143

Thomas Hart Benton
Planting (Spring Plowing), 1939
lithograph
image: 9 7/8 x 12 11/16 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Frank McClure
1970.89

View of the Junction of the Red River and the False Washita, in Texas, 1834–1835

Karl Fortess
Farm Yard, ca. 1935–1938
oil
21 5/8 x 31 3/4 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Transfer from Museum of Modern Art
1971.447.29

Western Landscape, William Least Heat-Moon

Big Bend on the Upper Missouri, 1900 Miles above St. Louis, 1832

Indian Family Alarmed at the Approach of a Prairie Fire, 1846–1848

Foot War Party on the March, Upper Missouri, 1832

Terry Evans
Konza Prairie, 1982
Ektacolor print on paper
image: 19 x 19 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of the Consolidated Natural Gas Company Foundation
1989.38.1

Sault Ste. Marie, Showing the United States Garrison in the Distance, 1836–1837

River Bluffs, 1320 Miles above St. Louis, 1832

Beautiful Prairie Bluffs above the Poncas, 1050 Miles above St. Louis, 1832


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