The Snow Shoe Dance/To Thank the Great Spirit for the First Appearance of Snow by George Catlin

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Made by Students
George Catlin (1796-1872)
between 1830 and 1838
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Litchfield Historical Society
19" length x 23 3/4" width
Lithograph printed by Currier & Ives, 152 Nassau St., New York City, NY after the original painting by George Catlin. Picture of circle of Chippewa Indians on snow shoes with feather headdresses and holding clubs, spears and bows. All of the dancers wear fur leggings, tunics and moccasins but their chests are bare. They dance around a group of spears stuck into the ground to which feathers and a pair of snow shoes are tied.

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