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: a Chief in robes stands in a depression in the ground speaking while encircled by men lying partially buried in the sand with only their faces showing and passing a long pipe. Women and children watch from the entrances of wigwams decorated with images of buffalo hunts and stylized turtles
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. 184. / A Long Speech."
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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