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Bear Dance (K'nisteneux)

Bear Dance (K'nisteneux)
Title
Bear Dance (K'nisteneux)
Date 
1866-68
Medium 
Graphite and black ink on prepared card
Dimensions 
Overall: 18 3/8 x 24 1/8 in. ( 46.7 x 61.3 cm )
Description 
Ethnography. Studies of Native Americans: about sixteen men dance in a tight circle while making pawing gestures with outstreched arms. Five are dressed in bear heads or full bear skins with claws.
Credit Line 
Purchased by the Society
Object Number 
1872.23.156
Marks 
inscriptions: Signed
Inscriptions 
Signed at lower right inside image in black ink: "Geo. Catlin"; inscribed at upper center outside image in black ink over graphite: "Pl. 156. / Bear Dance. (K'nisteneux)"
Provenance 
The artist's collection; Francis Putnam Catlin, the artist's brother, serving as agent to George Henry Moore, acting on behalf of N-YHS
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group