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

  • George Catlin, Arikara Village of Earth-Covered lodges, 1600 Miles above St. Louis, 1832, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.386

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“This village is built upon an open prairie, and the gracefully undulating hills that rise in the distance behind it are everywhere covered with a verdant green turf, without a tree or a bush anywhere to be seen. This view was taken from the deck of the steamer when I was on my way up the river.” (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 1, no. 25, 1841; reprint 1973)

Title
Arikara Village of Earth-Covered lodges, 1600 Miles above St. Louis
Artists
Date
1832
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
11 1/4 x 14 3/8 in. (28.5 x 36.6 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.

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Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure group
  • Western
  • Ethnic – Indian – Arikara
  • Landscape – United States
  • Architecture Exterior – domestic – hut
Object Number
1985.66.386
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