George Catlin, Comanche Village, Women Dressing Robes and Drying Meat, 1834-1835, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.346
“The village of the Camanchees,” George Catlin wrote, “is composed of six or eight hundred skin-covered lodges, made of poles and buffalo skins, in the manner precisely as those of the Sioux and other Missouri tribes . . . This village with its thousands of wild inmates, with horses and dogs, and wild sports and domestic occupations, presents a most curious scene; and the manners and looks of the people, a rich subject for the brush and the pen . . .
Comanche Village, Women Dressing Robes and Drying Meat
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20 x 27 1/4 in. (50.9 x 69.3 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.
- Animal – dog
- Occupation – domestic – cooking
- Ethnic – Indian – Comanche
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- Architecture Exterior – domestic – teepee
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