Bear Dance (K'nisteneux)
Graphite and black ink on prepared card
Overall: 18 3/8 x 24 1/8 in. ( 46.7 x 61.3 cm )
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.
Purchased by the Society
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)"
The artist's collection; Francis Putnam Catlin, the artist's brother, serving as agent to George Henry Moore, acting on behalf of N-YHS
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