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Palette and tomahawk; the story of George Catlin, July 27, 1796-December 23, 1872.

Author: Robert Plate
Publisher: New York, D. McKay Co., 1962.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The American artist George Catlin became fascinated with Native Americans in the early 1800s and traveled extensively throughout North America so he could document their lives on canvas. In his paintings and writings Catlin portrayed Indian society in considerable detail.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Plate, Robert.
Palette and tomahawk.
New York, D. McKay Co., 1962
(OCoLC)646578815
Named Person: George Catlin; George Catlin; George Catlin; George 1796-1872 Catlin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Plate
OCLC Number: 1491072
Description: 248 pages illustrations 22 cm
Contents: The mark of the Indian --
Search for a career --
Search for a cause --
Obstacles to the cause --
The red headed Chief --
Plans and Pawnees --
Up the Missouri --
Fort Union --
Mandans: men of mystery --
The civilized savages --
Disaster with the dragons --
An end. A beginning --
The first Wild West Show --
Indians on the Thames --
Triumps and tragedies --
The fabulous wanderer --
Last rambles --
The last battle.
Responsibility: Illus. from drawings by George Catlin.

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The American artist George Catlin became fascinated with Native Americans in the early 1800s and traveled extensively throughout North America so he could document their lives on canvas. In his paintings and writings Catlin portrayed Indian society in considerable detail.

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