Graphite and black ink on card
Overall: 18 3/8 x 24 1/8 in. ( 46.7 x 61.3 cm )
Signed at right inside image in black ink: "Geo. Catlin"; inscribed at upper center outside image in black ink over graphite: "Pl. 126. / Mandan Cemetery"
Ethnography. Studies of Native Americans: large circles of skulls surround many bodies wrapped in cloth and placed on stilted platforms; mourners sit beneath the platforms while Catlin and his native guide observe from the foreground
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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