George Catlin, Green Corn Dance, Hidatsa, 1835-1837, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.446
“On the day appointed by the doctors, the villagers are all assembled, and in the midst of the group a kettle is hung over a fire and filled with the green corn, which is well boiled, to be given to the Great Spirit, as a sacrifice necessary to be made before any one can indulge the cravings of his appetite.
Green Corn Dance, Hidatsa
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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 – dance – Corn Dance
- Ethnic – Indian – Hidatsa
- Ceremony – Indian
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