Comanche Lodge of Buffalo Skins

  • George Catlin, Comanche Lodge of Buffalo Skins, 1834-1835, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.493

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With the arrival of horses on the Great Plains, nomadic hunters like the Comanche, who had previously relied on dogs to transport the poles and covers of their tipis, could live in much bigger and heavier shelters. George Catlin’s painting shows the horseman Little Spaniard arriving in camp, and was sketched at a Comanche village in 1834.

Title
Comanche Lodge of Buffalo Skins
Artists
Date
1834-1835
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
  • Architecture Exterior – domestic – teepee
  • Animal – horse
  • Ethnic – Indian – Comanche
  • Figure male – full length
  • Western
Object Number
1985.66.493
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