Green Corn Dance, Hidatsa

  • George Catlin, Green Corn Dance, Hidatsa, 1835-1837, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.446

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“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.

Title
Green Corn Dance, Hidatsa
Artists
Date
1835-1837
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
19 5/8 x 27 1/2 in. (49.7 x 70.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.

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Classifications
Keywords
  • Western
  • Figure group – male
  • Ceremony – dance – Corn Dance
  • Ethnic – Indian – Hidatsa
  • Ceremony – Indian
Object Number
1985.66.446
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