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Dance to the Medicine Bag of the Brave

Identifier: Art Survey No. 1010


  • 1853-1870


Biographical / Historical

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 Object : painting : oil on paper ; 18 1/8 x 24 3/8 in., mounted 21 x 27 3/4 in.

Language of Materials



Fair (4).

Related Materials

Negative #326855, 2A13865; 4"x5" slide #808; 35mm slide #1338.

General Note

Depicts group of Indians dancing in a circle carrying weapons with elaborate hair, with drummers on right. Sauk ceremony to celebrate a war victory. Mounted on painted green cardboard. Catlin cat. (1871) #160.

Exhibition Note

10/16/1958 - 10/31/1958 "George Catlin." Kennedy Galleries.

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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