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Gathering Wild Rice (Ojibbeway)

Object Number: 
1872.23.180
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. 180. / Gathering Wild Rice. (Ojibbeway)"
Description: 
Ethnography. Studies of Native Americans: a distance view of the Winnebago tribe of the Ojibbeway in eastern Wisconsin on the Fox River; many canoes fan out across the grassy river and wetlands so men and women can bend the wild rice stalks over the canoes and use sticks to thresh the seed from the stalk; some men shoot waterfowl from the canoes with rifles
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