Bear Hunt (K'nisteneux)

Object Number: 
1872.23.147
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 )
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)"
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
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