Letters and notes on the manners, customs, and condition of the North ...
George Catlin

Letters and notes on the manners, customs, and condition of the North American Indians

written during eight years' travel amongst the wildest tribes of Indians in North America in 1832, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, and 39 : in two volumes, with 400 illustrations, carefully engraved from his original paintings

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Published by Ross & Haines in Minneapolis .
Written in English.

About the Book

George Catlin self educated artist, paintings in oil, water colour, realizing the red man's existence was rapidly becoming adulterated with many exaggerated stories from settlers,so called mountain men, & explorers in general, decided to take off
alone, ill prepared for the adventure ahead, fearlessly into Indian country. His written input is kept to a minimum thus allowing his images to make his statements. With such an honest simplistic approach to his art he was allowed an honesty & realism from his subjects others have failed to capture. Of all the versions shown here, the 1876, Chatto & Windus version is by far the best. It is an amazing digital conversion. All the illustrations are in color and while they are not Catlin's exact illustrations, they are the color copies that were made for this 1876 edition. The person who did this conversion did a wonderful job.

Edition Notes

Spine title: North American Indians.
"First issued 1841."
Includes indexes.

Other Titles North American Indians.


Dewey Decimal Class 970.1
Library of Congress E77 .C38 1965

The Physical Object

Pagination 2 v. :

ID Numbers

Open Library OL5935535M
LC Control Number 65002468
OCLC/WorldCat 418232

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