Medicine Buffalo of the Sioux

George Catlin described this magical image as the figure of a buffalo cut out of the turf on the prairie, and visited by the Indians going on a buffalo-hunt.” (Catlin, 1848 Catalogue, Catlin’s Indian Gallery, SAAM online exhibition)

Title
Medicine Buffalo of the Sioux
Artist
Date
1837-1839
Location
Dimensions
19 5827 12 in. (49.770.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Ethnic – Indian – Dakota
  • Ethnic – Indian – Sioux
  • Figure group – male
  • Western
Object Number
1985.66.485
Palette
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