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Mandan Robe (Facsimile) (Robe of Mah-to-toh-pa)

Object Number: 
1872.23.202
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 )
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at upper center in black ink over graphite: "Pl. 202. / Mandan Robe. (fac-simile)"
Description: 
Ethnography. Studies of Native Americans: Catlin's reproduction of the markings on the buffalo robe of great Mandan Chief Mah-to-toh-pa; images of the fourteen battles won by the chief showing various forms of Native American warfare: men fight with rifles, spears, knives and axes, mounted and on foot, with scenes of scalping and of taking women captive
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