George Catlin, Pipe Dance, Assiniboine, 1835-1837, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.453
“On a hard-trodden pavement in front of their village . . . the young men, who were to compose the dance, had gathered themselves around a small fire, and each one seated on a buffalo-robe spread upon the ground. In the centre and by the fire, was seated a dignitary, who seemed to be a chief . . .
Pipe Dance, Assiniboine
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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.
- Ceremony – dance – Pipe Dance
- Ethnic – Indian – Assiniboin
- Ceremony – Indian
- Figure group – male
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