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George Catlin
Rabbit's Skin Leggings, a Brave
29 x 24 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.

George Catlin traveled thousands of miles painting portraits of Native Americans and recording details of his journeys in his journal. According to Catlin, “These two men, were in beautiful Sioux dresses…they were part of a delegation that came across the Rocky Mountains to St. Louis…I traveled two thousand miles, companion with these young fellows, towards their own country, and became much pleased with their manners and dispositions.”