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Crow Lodge

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Crow Lodge of Twenty-five Buffalo Skins
1832-1833
George Catlin

oil on canvas
24 x 29 in. (60.9 x 73.7 cm)
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.
1985.66.491

http://americanart.si.edu/renwick/index.cfm

A little background: In the 1830s George Catlin, a painter, traveled across the Great Plains in order to document the "manners, customs, and conditions" of the Native American Plains tribes. Under the Ancestral Lands heading, Anthropologist Peter Nabokov describes a fundamental difficulty in discussing Native Americans as a culture-the multiplicity of tribes and cultures to which we refer when we say Native Americans.

http://americanart.si.edu/t2go/1lw/images/1985.66.80_1b.jpg
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