Fort Pierre (Upper Missouri)

Object Number: 
1872.23.188
Date: 
1866-68
Medium: 
Graphite and black ink on prepared card
Dimensions: 
Overall: 18 3/8 x 24 1/8 in. ( 46.7 x 61.3 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: Signed
Inscriptions: 
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)"
Description: 
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
Gallery Label: 
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
Credit Line: 
Purchased by the Society
Provenance: 
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.
Creative: Tronvig Group