George Catlin’s American Buffalo

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Author
Adam Duncan Harris
Co-Publisher
Copublished with D. Giles Ltd.
Year Published
2013
Pages
124 pp.: Ill (60 color, 3 black-and-white)
ISBN Hardcover
978-1-907804-32-8
Dimensions
10 1/4 x 11 1/2 in.
Description

Artist George Catlin journeyed west five times in the 1830s, traversing the Great Plains and visiting more than 140 American Indian tribes. In hundreds of canvases, Catlin recorded the lifeways of Plains Indians, including illustrating massive herds of buffalo and their importance in daily life. In George Catlin’s American Buffalo, Adam Duncan Harris considers forty of Catlin’s paintings and the artist’s role as an early proponent of wilderness conservation and the national park idea, and how that advocacy remains relevant today—to the Great Plains, the buffalo, and land use.

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