Buffalo Chase, a Surround by the Hidatsa

  • George Catlin, Buffalo Chase, a Surround by the Hidatsa, 1832-1833, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.409

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“We soon descried at a distance, a fine herd of buffaloes grazing, when a halt and a council were ordered and the mode of attack was agreed upon. I had armed myself with my pencil and my sketch-book only, and consequently took my position generally in the rear, where I could see and appreciate every manoeuvre.

Title
Buffalo Chase, a Surround by the Hidatsa
Artists
Date
1832-1833
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
24 x 29 in. (60.9 x 73.7 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.

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Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal – buffalo
  • Occupation – hunter
  • Figure group – male
  • Western
Object Number
1985.66.409
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