Green Corn Dance (Minatarree)
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. 159. / Green Corn Dance. (Minatarree)"
Ethnography. Studies of Native Americans: around a central tripod of branches hung with corn cobs over bowls full of corn, long haired men dance holding cornstalks and hand rattles.
When the green corn (maize) is old enough to eat, the first kettlefull is scrificed to the Great Spirit
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
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