Fort Pierre (Upper Missouri)
Graphite and black ink on prepared card
Overall: 18 3/8 x 24 1/8 in. ( 46.7 x 61.3 cm )
Signed at lower right inside image in black ink: "Geo. Catlin"; inscribed at upper center outside image in black ink over graphite: "Pl. 188. / Fort Pierre. (upper Missouri)"
Studies of Native Americans: a distance view of Ft. Pierre, South Dakota, a fur company trading post on the Little Missiouri River, with a Sioux village of over 1400 peaked wigwam tents on the plains surrounding the fort
The fort is the fur company's trading post at the mouth of the Little Missouri River, with 1,400 Souix tents around it in 1832
Purchased by the Society
The artist's collection; Francis Putnam Catlin, the artist's brother, serving as agent to George Henry Moore, acting on behalf of N-YHS
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.