George Catlin, Bear Dance, Preparing for a Bear Hunt, 1835-1837, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.447
“The Sioux, like all the others of these western tribes, are fond of bear's meat, and must have good stores of the ‘bear's-grease’ laid in, to oil their long and glossy locks, as well as the surface of their bodies.
Bear Dance, Preparing for a Bear Hunt
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19 5/8 x 27 1/2 in. (49.7 x 70.0 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.
- Figure group – male
- Ceremony – Indian
- Ceremony – dance – Bear Dance
- Ethnic – Indian – Sioux
- Ethnic – Indian – Dakota
- Occupation – hunter
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