View on the St. Peter's River, Sioux Indians Pursuing a Stag in their Canoes

  • George Catlin, View on the St. Peter's River, Sioux Indians Pursuing a Stag in their Canoes, 1836-1837, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.341

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“The scenes that are passed between Prairie du Chien and St. Peters, including Lake Pepin, between whose magnificently turretted shores one passes for twenty-two miles, will amply reward the tourist for the time and expense of a visit to them. And to him or her of too little relish for Nature's rude works, to profit as they pass there will be found a redeeming pleasure at the mouth of St. Peters and the Fall of St. Anthony.” George Catlin sketched this work in 1836 on his journey to the Pipestone Quarry in what is known today as Minnesota. (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 2, no. 50, 1841; reprint 1973)

Title
View on the St. Peter's River, Sioux Indians Pursuing a Stag in their Canoes
Artist
Date
1836-1837
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
19 1/2 x 27 5/8 in. (49.5 x 70.1 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure group – male
  • Ethnic – Indian – Sioux
  • Landscape – river – Saint Peter's River
  • Architecture – boat – canoe
  • Animal – deer
  • Occupation – hunter
Object Number
1985.66.341
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