Indian Buffalo Hunt/Close Quarters by George Catlin

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Made by Students
George Catlin (1796-1872)
between 1830 and 1838
Held at:
Litchfield Historical Society
18 7/8" length x 24" width
Printed in New York City by Currier & Ives 152 Nassau St. New York City, NY after the original painting by George Catlin. Pictures three Native Americans on horseback attacking a buffalo in foreground. Native American on left wear a blue loin cloth and moccasins. He is straddling a white horse and a buffalo. The wounded buffalo is butting the horse. Native American in center faces left and is attempting to finish off buffalo at left. He rides a brown horse. Native American on right wears buckskin leggings and is riding a piebald horse. He is shooting a buffalo on right. There are other Native American in background pursuing buffalo up the side of a gully.

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