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Catlin, George 1796-1872

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Works: 1,003 works in 2,721 publications in 3 languages and 44,288 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Illustrated works  History  Juvenile works  Literature  Personal correspondence  Diaries  Art  Catalogs  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Artist, Honoree, Contributor, Other, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: E77, 759.13
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Letters and notes on the North American Indians by George Catlin( Book )

182 editions published between 1841 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"George Catlin's Letters and Notes on the North American Indians was originally published in 1841 in two volumes. It is an astonishing work by an extraordinary reporter. It is the record, and sometimes the only record, of the last high afternoon of glory for the Indian nations west of the Mississippi. This single-volume edition, illustrated with Catlin's portraits and line drawings, preserves the best of his description and anecdote ... His Letters and Notes describe the Indians while they still inhabited their own country; they report the native costumes, occupations, dances, great medicines, feasts, and ceremonies and principal personalities-all portrayed in delightful anecdote."--Jacket
Across the wide Missouri by Bernard De Voto( Book )

6 editions published between 1947 and 1981 in English and held by 2,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Limited to two hundred and sixty-five numbered copies autographed by the author." This copy not numbered
North American Indians : being letters and notes on their manners, customs, and conditions, written during eight years' travel amongst the wildest tribes of Indians in North America, 1832-1839 by George Catlin( )

39 editions published between 1841 and 2001 in English and held by 1,784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A young lawyer turned portraitist, Catlin set out in 1830 from his home in Pennsylvania to record on canvas the indigenous tribes of North America and their way of life. His eight years among the major tribes of the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains resulted in his Indian Gallery, an enormous collection of artifacts as well as more than four hundred paintings, including portraits and scenes of tribal life. The resultant book, first published with uncoloured plates in 1841, is one of the most original, authentic and popular works on the subject"--abebooks website
Letters and notes on the manners, customs, and conditions of the North American Indians : written during eight years' travel (1832-1839) amongst the wildest tribes of Indians in North America by George Catlin( Book )

45 editions published between 1841 and 2012 in English and held by 1,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unabridged republication of the work first published in London in 1844. Illustrated by photographic reproductions of 257 of Catlin's original oil paintings
Adventures of the Ojibbeway and Ioway Indians in England, France, and Belgium : being notes of eight years' travels and residence in Europe with his North American Indian collection by George Catlin( )

51 editions published between 1852 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

O-kee-pa : a religious ceremony, and other customs of the Mandans by George Catlin( Book )

51 editions published between 1867 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episodes from Life among the Indians, and Last rambles by George Catlin( Book )

17 editions published between 1959 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fascinating excerpts describe artist's travels in the 1850s among indigenous peoples of North and South America, accompanied by 163 remarkable illustrations of Indians-their clothing, ornamentation and weapons-plus views of village life and landscapes
Illustrations of the manners, customs & condition of the North American Indians : with letters and notes written during eight years of travel and adventure among the wildest and most remarkable tribes now existing by George Catlin( Book )

124 editions published between 1845 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of George Catlin and his family : a chronicle of the American West by George Catlin( Book )

9 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

According to the preface of this book, all of the letters written by George appear in their entirety because of his greater importance. Many letters by other Catlins have been omitted because they have little or no bearing on the artist's career. Most members of the family wrote well, but it is not the literary style of the epistles that gives the book its significance. The correspondence helps to fill in certain gaps in George's activities and to clarify or correct some previous statements about him. The general reader, whether interested in pioneer painters or not, will doubtless find that the letters reveal in an intriguing way the personal relationships of members of a good, forthright American family living in the middle years of the nineteenth century
North American Indians by George Catlin( Book )

33 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Briefly describes Catlin's life and career, and shares his observations of the Great Plains Indians during the 1830s
Indian signs and signals by George Fronval( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs and text describe more than 800 signs used by the nomadic tribes of the Great Plains to communicate with each other
Last rambles amongst the Indians of the Rocky Mountains and the Andes by George Catlin( )

44 editions published between 1867 and 2017 in English and Swedish and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American artist George Catlin (1796-1872) travelled extensively and wrote about his experiences. After abandoning the legal profession, Catlin moved to Missouri in 1830 to launch his career as a painter of Native Americans with the express purpose of creating a gallery dedicated to America's indigenous population. He was greatly influenced by the Romantic ideal of the 'noble savage' and spent time living with various tribes, recording their everyday life and habits. In the 1850s, he also made three trips to South America and began to draw comparisons between the populations. He shares his thoughts in this work, published in 1868. Written for children and intended as a follow-up to his Life amongst the Indians (1861), the book is a mixture of legend, history, folklore and anecdotes of personal experience. Sometimes regarded as a pioneer of American anthropology, Catlin also outlines his ethnographical theories in the last few chapters
Life among the Indians by George Catlin( Book )

79 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Catlin's memories of various encounters with Indians in both North and South America during his life
Indian gallery : the story of George Catlin by Mary Sayre Haverstock( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Catlin painted pictures of Indian tribes during the early 1800's
Among the Plains Indians by Lor Engel( Book )

5 editions published between 1970 and 1981 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes briefly the way of life of various Plains Indians. Each descriptive passage is illustrated with a painting by Karl Bodmer or George Catlin
The young reader's Catlin : my life among the Indians by George Catlin( )

10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over 175 years ago George Catlin, American painter, writer and explorer, realized that the white settlers would eventually destroy the native cultures of North America. Devoting his life to preserving the Indian heritage, he traveled throughout the West sketching and painting hundreds of Indian portraits, village scenes, religious rituals and games
George Catlin and the old frontier by Harold McCracken( Book )

7 editions published between 1959 and 1984 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Catlin was the first artist of stature to travel our Western Plains for the purpose of making a documentary record of the Indian tribes. Between 1830 and 1836 the visited and became well acquainted with almost all the important tribes, scattered over the vast and still little-known area from the Upper Missouri and the headwaters of the Mississippi to the Mexican Territory in the far Southwest. He made the most comprehensive pictorial record we have of these people in their natural state? portraits of the most notable of their chieftains, warriors, medicine-men and women, as well as pictures of their religious and other tribal ceremonies and dances, pursuits of warfare and hunting, games, amusement, and various other activities
Adventures of the Ojibbeway and Ioway Indians by George Catlin( )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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George Catlin, une vie à peindre les Indiens des plaines by George Catlin( )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in French and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The North American Indians by George Catlin( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Letters and notes on the manners, customs, and conditions of the North American Indians : written during eight years' travel (1832-1839) amongst the wildest tribes of Indians in North America
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North American Indians : being letters and notes on their manners, customs, and conditions, written during eight years' travel amongst the wildest tribes of Indians in North America, 1832-1839Letters and notes on the manners, customs, and conditions of the North American Indians : written during eight years' travel (1832-1839) amongst the wildest tribes of Indians in North AmericaAdventures of the Ojibbeway and Ioway Indians in England, France, and Belgium : being notes of eight years' travels and residence in Europe with his North American Indian collectionNorth American IndiansLast rambles amongst the Indians of the Rocky Mountains and the AndesLife among the IndiansThe young reader's Catlin : my life among the IndiansAdventures of the Ojibbeway and Ioway IndiansThe North American Indians
Alternative Names
Caitlin, George

Catin, G. 1796-1872

Catin, G. (George), 1796-1872

Catlin

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Catlin, G. 1796-1872

Catlin, G. 1796-1872 (George)

Catlin, G. (George)

Catlin, G. (George), 1796-1872

Catlin, Geo.

Catlin, Geo 1796-1872

Catlin, Geo. (George)

Catlin, Geo (George), 1796-1872

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French (2)