My Life Among the Indians

PDF Epub My Life Among The Indians George Catlin George Catlin 1796 1872 Was An American Painter, Author, And Traveler Of The Old West Who Specialized In Portraits Of Native Americans Travelling To The American West Five Times During The 1830s, Catlin Was The First White Man To Depict Plains Indians In Their Native Territory The Author Spent Eight Years Traveling Among The Indians Of The Northwest And The Prairies, Noting Their Customs And Recording His Observations With Pen And Brush Catlin Published His Observation In A Multi Volume Set Of Books On The Indian Tribes He Witnessed In My Life Among The Indians The Parts Of Catlin S Volumes On The North American Indians Which Will Be Of Most Interest To The Public Have Been Condensed And Brought Together In Chronological Order It Is A Splendid Book To Read And To Own, Being Made Up From Two Large Volumes Of Letters Written By George Catlin, The Well Known Painter Of Indian Subjects There Are Sixteen Illustrations From The Artist S Original Drawings Mr Catlin Traveled Extensively In The Indian Country, Making A Fine Collection Of Indian Specimens Which He Afterwards Exhibited In This Country And In Foreign Lands Many Of These Specimens, Together With His Paintings, Which Were So True To Life Among The Indians, Are Still Preserved In Washington It Was Catlin Who, In 1832, Made The Suggestion That The Government Should Set Aside A Great National Park In The Yellowstone Region Mr Catlin S Scheme, As It Then Took Shape In His Mind, And Was Carried Out Without Deviation, Was The Formation Of An Indian Gallery, For Which He Would Use His Skill As A Painter In Securing Portraits Among The Different Tribes He Would Personally Visit In Reproducing Pictorially Their Customs, Hunt Games, And Manner Of Living In Collecting Their Robes, Headdresses, Pipes, Weapons, Musical Instruments, And Articles Of Daily Life And In Studying Their Social Life, Government, And Religious Views, That He Might Arrive At Their Own View Of Their Relation To The World In Which They Lived This World He Also Wished To Investigate Geographically And Topographically In Brief, He Wished To See The Indian In His Native State, And, If Possible, To Discover His Past His Future He Knew The Indian Would Disappear Before Advancing Civilization Mr Catlin S Personal Equipment For His Task Was A Lithe, Alert Frame, About Five Feet Eight Inches Tall, Made Sturdy And Enduring By The Outdoor Life Of His Boyhood, A Knowledge Of Woodcraft, A Trained Eye With The Rifle, Fine Horsemanship, Simple Habits, A Mechanical, Even An Inventive Mind, And Great Steadfastness Of Purpose CONTENTS Sketch Of Catlin S Life I The Missouri River In The Thirties II A Studio Among The Guns III Indian Aristocrats The Crows And Blackfeet IV Painting An Indian Dandy V Canoeing With Bogard And Batiste VI Mandans The People Of The Pheasants VII Social Life Among The Mandans VIII The Artist Becomes A Medicine Man IX A Mandan Feast X The Mandan Women XI Mandan Dances And Games XII O Kee Pa A Religious Ceremony XIII Dances Of The O Kee Pa XIV The Making Of Braves XV Mandan Legend Of The Deluge XVI Corn Dance Of The Minatarees XVII The Attack On The Canoe XVIII The Death Of Little Bear A Sioux Tragedy XIX The Dances And Music Of The Sioux XX A Dog Feast XXI The Buffalo Chase XXII A Prairie Fire XXIII Songs And Dances Of The Iowas XXIV Painting Black Hawk And His Warriors XXV With The Army At Fort Gibson XXVI Lassoing Wild Horses XXVII Visiting The Camanches XXVIII The Stolen Boy XXIX.My Life Among the Indians

George Catlin July 26, 1796 December 23, 1872 was an American painter, author, and traveler, who specialized in portraits of Native Americans in the Old West.

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  • 24 May 2019

10 thoughts on “My Life Among the Indians

  1. says:

    Ok, so I m just going to state this right at the beginning this book is wildly racist to a modern reader Catlin comes across as being patronising, though I am unsure if this is because of the intended audience children or because he feels awww indians how cute He does seem to really like the Native Americans he talks about, but there is an undercurrent of racism throughout the book I don t think this is a surprising as I think the book was originally published in 1867 and the language is probably the custom for the time.If you can put the racism to one side, I thought the book was very interesting and I feel like I understand Native American culture a little better A lot of the book is a travel story of his journeys, and it was interesting because it was written so long ago I realised how much we tak...

  2. says:

    I really enjoyed reading this book I found the fact that this book was written about 175 years ago The amount of descriptive detail is astounding The authors first hand account and observations is excellent I also agree with his analysis of how our country and our government h...

  3. says:

    Fine and intelligent treatment Catlin was a man of high character who saw indian life of the early 1800 like few others As they submitted to his brush and canvas, so much was learned by him, of them He married a mandan yet criused the wes...

  4. says:

    EnjoyableChose this book as a whim but wasn t sorry or disappointed north and south america Indians Culture of theirs

  5. says:

    True westernInteresting book of time After the Civil War Enjoy Westerns you will like this book Appeared to be accurate and authentic.

  6. says:

    A must read for those who want a true and sympathetic portrait of the early Native Americans.

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