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Catlin's lament : Indians, Manifest Destiny, and the ethics of nature

Author: John Hausdoerffer
Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©2009.
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"George Catlin gained renown for his nineteenth-century paintings of Indians and their lands, sympathetic portraits that counrerbalanced those of other Americans eager to conquer and dominate both. In this first book to probe the attitudes that shaped and constrained Catlin's career, John Hausdoerffer argues that, despite his sympathies, Catlin's work embodied the same prevailing sentiment toward Nature that  Read more...
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Hausdoerffer, John.
Catlin's lament.
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©2009
(OCoLC)608863676
Named Person: George Catlin; George Catlin; George Catlin; George Catlin, Ethnologe.; George Catlin
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Hausdoerffer
ISBN: 9780700616312 0700616314
OCLC Number: 259716127
Description: xvi, 184 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction: Catlin's ethics and ideology : the age of Jackson --
Catlin's epiphany --
Catlin's gaze --
Catlin's lament --
Catlin's tragedy : Catlin in Europe --
Conclusion: Catlin's fetish --
Notes --
Works cited --
Index.
Responsibility: John Hausdoerffer.
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