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The Resource The Red Man's Bones : George Catlin, Artist and Showman, Benita Eisler

The Red Man's Bones : George Catlin, Artist and Showman, Benita Eisler

Label
The Red Man's Bones : George Catlin, Artist and Showman
Title
The Red Man's Bones
Title remainder
George Catlin, Artist and Showman
Statement of responsibility
Benita Eisler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
George Catlin has been called the "first artist of the West," as none before him lived among and painted the Native American tribes of the Northern Plains. Catlin found his calling: to fix the image of a "vanishing race" before their "extermination"--his word. In the first six years of the 1830s, he created over six hundred portraits -- unforgettable likenesses of individual chiefs, warriors, braves, squaws, and children belonging to more than thirty tribes living along the upper Missouri River. Political forces thwarted Catlin's ambition to sell what he called his "Indian Gallery" as a national collection, and in 1840 the artist began three decades of self-imposed exile abroad. For a time, he was the most celebrated American expatriate in London and Paris. But when he started to tour "live" troupes of Ojibwa and Iowa, his fortunes declined: he changed from artist to showman, and from advocate to exploiter. Tragedy and loss engulfed them. This humane portrait brings Catlin and his Indian subjects to life for our own time
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eisler, Benita
Dewey number
  • 759.13
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ND237.C35
LC item number
E39 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Catlin, George
  • Painters
  • Indians in art
  • West (U.S.)
Label
The Red Man's Bones : George Catlin, Artist and Showman, Benita Eisler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Homecoming -- Away -- George Catlin, academician -- A journeyman artist -- Wanderers -- A free man -- Savage and civilized tribes -- Border crossings -- The fur fortress -- "White medicine man" -- A stranger in paradise -- O-kee-pa -- "Problems of shade, shadow and perspective" -- A man who makes pictures for a traveling show -- "We are invaders of a sacred soil" -- "Catlin encamped, wolves in the distance" -- Flight paths -- The Pipestone Quarry -- A "go-a-head" artist -- "Without fortune and without patronage" -- The great and the good -- High society -- "Tableaux villains" -- "Indians! Real Indians!" -- George Catlin's wild west show -- Déjà vu, all over again -- A flight of royals -- "A thing belonging to us" -- Magical mystery tours -- "Now I am G. Catlin again, look out for the paint!"
Control code
783163556
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 468 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393066166
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013013973
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)783163556
Label
The Red Man's Bones : George Catlin, Artist and Showman, Benita Eisler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Homecoming -- Away -- George Catlin, academician -- A journeyman artist -- Wanderers -- A free man -- Savage and civilized tribes -- Border crossings -- The fur fortress -- "White medicine man" -- A stranger in paradise -- O-kee-pa -- "Problems of shade, shadow and perspective" -- A man who makes pictures for a traveling show -- "We are invaders of a sacred soil" -- "Catlin encamped, wolves in the distance" -- Flight paths -- The Pipestone Quarry -- A "go-a-head" artist -- "Without fortune and without patronage" -- The great and the good -- High society -- "Tableaux villains" -- "Indians! Real Indians!" -- George Catlin's wild west show -- Déjà vu, all over again -- A flight of royals -- "A thing belonging to us" -- Magical mystery tours -- "Now I am G. Catlin again, look out for the paint!"
Control code
783163556
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 468 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393066166
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013013973
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)783163556

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