A Shyenne Robe (Facsimile) (Cheyenne)

Object Number: 
1872.23.196
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. 196. / A Shyenne Robe. (fac-simile)"
Description: 
Ethnography. Studies of Native Americans: Catlin's reproduction of the markings on a Cheyenne warrior's buffalo skin robe; several painted scenes decorate this robe: a village with a mounted chief and warriors with dogs; a rifle battle; two lines of warriors facing off with spears and bows; men in Euro-American clothes shooting rifles at fallen warriors with a line of Native warriors in retreat.
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