Medicine Man (Blackfoot): Plate 173
Graphite and black ink on prepared card
Overall: 18 3/8 x 24 in. (46.7 x 61 cm)
Ethnography. Studies of Native Americans: a man wearing a bear skin with head and claws and the horns of a bull stands with his foot on the chest of a dying warrior, shaking a tamborine-like drum/ rattle adorned with the skins of frogs, rattlesnakes, a duck, fox pelts and feathers and holding a saw-edged spear. A woman and child sit nearby mourning and weeping, while the village encircles the group weeping and covering their mouths
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. 173. / Medecine Man (Blackfoot)"
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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