Sioux Dog Feast

  • George Catlin, Sioux Dog Feast, 1832-1837, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.494

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“Some few days after the steamer had arrived, it was announced that a grand feast was to be given to the great white chiefs, who were visitors amongst them; and preparations were made accordingly for it. The two chiefs . . . brought their . . . tents together, forming the two into a semi-circle, enclosing a space sufficiently large to accommodate 150 men; and sat down with that number of the principal chiefs and warriors of the Sioux nation . . . while the rest of the company all sat upon the ground, and mostly cross-legged, preparatory to the feast being dealt out . . .

Title
Sioux Dog Feast
Artists
Date
1832-1837
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Dimensions
24 x 29 in. (60.9 x 73.7 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.

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Classifications
Keywords
  • Architecture Interior – domestic – teepee
  • Ethnic – Indian – Dakota
  • Ethnic – Indian – Sioux
  • Ceremony – Indian – Dog Feast
  • Recreation – leisure – eating and drinking
  • Western
  • Figure group – male
Object Number
1985.66.494
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