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Ball Play, Choctaw

Identifier: Art Survey No. 1012

Scope and Contents

Depicts large group of Indians on field carrying lacrosse sticks playing game. Mounted on painted green cardboard. Catlin cat. (1871) #176.


  • 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 5/8 in., mounted 21 x 27 3/4 in.

Language of Materials



Fair (4).

Related Materials

Negative #336654; 4"x5" slide #2059; 35mm slide #907.

Exhibitions Note

10/16/1958 - 10/31/1958 "George Catlin." Kennedy Galleries; 2/11/1976 - 3/6/1976" Bicentennial Exhibition of Minn. Art and Architecture." Univ. Gallery, Univ. of Minn.

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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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