Pipe Dance, Assiniboine

  • George Catlin, Pipe Dance, Assiniboine, 1835-1837, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.453

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“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 . . .

Title
Pipe Dance, Assiniboine
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.

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Ceremony – dance – Pipe Dance
  • Ethnic – Indian – Assiniboin
  • Ceremony – Indian
  • Western
  • Figure group – male
Object Number
1985.66.453
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