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Catlin, George 1796-1872

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Works: 1,033 works in 2,894 publications in 3 languages and 45,534 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Illustrated works  History  Juvenile works  Literature  Personal correspondence  Diaries  Art  Catalogs  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Artist, Other, Contributor, Honoree, Creator, Author of introduction
Classifications: E77, 759.13
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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 by George Catlin( Book )

221 editions published between 1841 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,314 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
Across the wide Missouri by Bernard De Voto( Book )

10 editions published between 1947 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,192 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( )

42 editions published between 1841 and 2001 in English and held by 1,847 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
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( )

144 editions published between 1845 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

58 letters by the author
Adventures of the Ojibbeway and Ioway Indians by George Catlin( )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

57 editions published between 1867 and 2018 in English and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No other Indians of the American West held such a fascination for early explorers and fur traders as did the Mandans of the Upper Missouri in the years before they were decimated by a tragic plague of smallpox in 1837. And no other white man did so much to interpret primitive Mandan life and culture to the civilized world as did that pioneer American artist and amateur ethnologist of the Upper Missouri-George Catlin. Five summers before the destructive smallpox epidemic, Catlin visited the Mandans in their picturesque earth-lodge villages near the trading post of Fort Clark, at the mouth of the Knife River in present North Dakota. He painted numerous portraits of their prominent chiefs and women folk and pictured their village life, their amusements, dances, religious ceremonies, and burial ground. In his exceedingly popular two-volume work, Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs and Condition of the North American Indians, published at his own expense in London in 1841, Catlin vividly described and extravagantly praised the Mandans as the most remarkable of the more than forty Indian tribes he had met in his wide travels beyond the frontiers of white settlement."-- Taken from introduction
Episodes from Life among the Indians, and Last rambles by George Catlin( Book )

26 editions published between 1959 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,143 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
North American Indians by George Catlin( Book )

37 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Briefly describes Catlin's life and career, and shares his observations of the Great Plains Indians during the 1830s
The letters of George Catlin and his family : a chronicle of the American West by George Catlin( Book )

8 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 855 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
Last rambles amongst the Indians of the Rocky Mountains and the Andes by George Catlin( )

48 editions published between 1867 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 734 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( )

89 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Catlin's memories of various encounters with Indians in both North and South America during his life
Indian signs and signals by George Fronval( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 718 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
Indian gallery : the story of George Catlin by Mary Sayre Haverstock( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Catlin painted pictures of Indian tribes during the early 1800's
The young reader's Catlin : my life among the Indians by George Catlin( )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 548 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
Adventures of the Ojibbeway and Ioway Indians by George Catlin( )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Among the Plains Indians by Lor Engel( Book )

5 editions published between 1970 and 1981 in English and held by 490 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
George Catlin and the old frontier by Harold McCracken( Book )

7 editions published between 1959 and 1984 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography and criticism, illustrated with the artist's Indian paintings
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 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

North American Indians vol. 2 by George Catlin( )

2 editions published between 1848 and 2001 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Catlin was an American painter and writer. In 1823 he gave up his law practice to pursue his self-taught art, painting portraits in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and Albany, New York. After meeting a tribal delegation of Native Americans from the Far West he became eager to preserve the vanishing tribes and customs of the Native Americans through his art
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( )

27 editions published in 1852 in English and Undetermined and held by 341 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, 1832-1839Adventures of the Ojibbeway and Ioway IndiansEpisodes from Life among the Indians, and Last ramblesNorth 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 IndiansNorth American Indians vol. 2
Alternative Names
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Catin, G. 1796-1872

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