1844 George Catlin Letters on Native American Indians Sioux Illustrated 2v SET

CATLIN, George

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“letters of great value in their descriptions of Indian life” (Larned)

 

George Catlin was an American traveler and artist known for his perspective and understanding of Native Americans and the American West. He wrote essays and letters on the life and culture of Plains Indians such as Sioux and Iowa tribes.

 

Originally published in 1841, George Catlin’s ‘Letters and Notes on American Indians’ covers the lives, customs, hunting cultures, and societies of Plains Indians, written while he was living among the various tribes.  This 1844 edition features 400 hundred in-text and full-page engravings of Indian battles, chiefs, expeditions to the American West, and homes and villages. These illustrations were published as a collection, following the success and popularity of this work. It also includes vocabulary of Mandan, Blackfoot, Riccaree, Sioux, and Tuscarora Indians. (Smithsonian 687).

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1844 George Catlin Letters on Native American Indians Sioux Illustrated 2v SET

 

“letters of great value in their descriptions of Indian life” (Larned)

 

George Catlin was an American traveler and artist known for his perspective and understanding of Native Americans and the American West. He wrote essays and letters on the life and culture of Plains Indians such as Sioux and Iowa tribes.

 

Originally published in 1841, George Catlin’s ‘Letters and Notes on American Indians’ covers the lives, customs, hunting cultures, and societies of Plains Indians, written while he was living among the various tribes.  This 1844 edition features 400 hundred in-text and full-page engravings of Indian battles, chiefs, expeditions to the American West, and homes and villages. These illustrations were published as a collection, following the success and popularity of this work. It also includes vocabulary of Mandan, Blackfoot, Riccaree, Sioux, and Tuscarora Indians. (Smithsonian 687).

 

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CATLIN, George

Letters and notes on the manners, customs, and conditions of the North American Indians: Written during eight years’ travel amongst the wildest tribes of Indians in North America in 1832-39. 2 vol.

New-York: Wiley and Putnam, 1844.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 volumes

o   Vol. I – viii, 264

o   Vol. II – viii, 260

o   400 engravings throughout

  • References: Howes C 241; Sabin 11536; Field 64; Larned 616Annual Report of Smithsonian Institution;

o   Field notes that the illustrations in this work are so numerous as in the London edition, and are shaded instead of etched.

  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~9in X 6in (23cm x 15cm)

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5351

Category

Americana, American History

Authors

CATLIN, George

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete