War Dance, Sioux

Each warrior, in turn, jumps through the fire, and then advances shouting and boasting, and taking his oath, as he strikes the reddened post.’” George Catlin probably sketched the scene near Fort Pierre in 1832, then created this painting in his studio several years later. (Catlin, 1848 Catalogue, Catlin’s Indian Gallery, SAAM online exhibition)

Title
War Dance, Sioux
Artist
Date
1845-1848
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
26 1832 12 in. (66.382.6 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Ceremony – Indian
  • Ethnic – Indian
  • Figure group – male
Object Number
1985.66.457B
Palette
Linked Open Data
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