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Treaty (Sioux and Iowa)

Object Number: 
1872.23.169
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. 169. / Treaty (Sioux & Ioways)"
Description: 
Ethnography. Studies of Native Americans: a semi-circle of long haired men sits opposite a semi-circle of men with 'Mohawk-style' hair, while a long pipe is filled and shared; weapons including bows, quivers and shields lay outside the circle, and women and other tribe members stand around the perimeter. When terms are agreed upon, each warrior puffs the pipe as a signal of assent to the treaty
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