Bear Hunt (K'nisteneux)

Bear Hunt (K'nisteneux)
Title
Bear Hunt (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: two long haired Kristeneaux men with a spear and tomahawk fight two bears from horseback while the bears try to maul the horses
Credit Line 
Purchased by the Society
Object Number 
1872.23.147
Inscriptions 
Signed at lower right inside image in black ink: "Geo. Catlin"; inscribed at upper center outside image in black ink over graphite: "Pl. 147. / Bear Hunt. (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