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Indians Moving Their Tents, Sioux

Identifier: Art Survey No. 990

Scope and Contents

Horses and dogs, pulling travois loaded with stuff, carrying Indians, hills in distance - moving to the right of picture. Their tents are folded and packed on the tent poles, then are transported by horses and dogs. Frame: Mounted on painted cardboard, 21 x 27 3/4.


  • 1853-1870


Biographical sketch

Born in: Wilkes-Barre, PA;Died in: Jersey City, NJ.Active in: U.S.; Europe.Catlin's 1840s and 1850s portraits and paintings of Indian and western culture are important documents in American history, anthropology, and art.


1 Item : painting : oil on paper ; 18 7/16 x 24 5/8 in.

Language of Materials



Fair (4).

Related Materials

Negative #2A13862, 325055; 4"x5" slide #838; 35mm slide #1537.

General Note

Catlin cat. (1871) #193.

Exhibitions Note

12/21/1944 - 1/28/1945 "The World of the Romantic Artist." Detroit Institute of Arts; 10/16/1958 - 10/31/1958"George Catlin." Kennedy Galleries;

2/11/1976 - 3/6/1976 "Bicentennial of Minn. Art and Architecture." University Gallery of Minn.

Local Note


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The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation provided support to make this finding aid available in ArchivesSpace (2016-2017).

Repository Details

Part of the Museum Archives at the Gottesman Research Library Repository

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