A Sioux Robe (Facsimile)

Object Number: 
1872.23.198
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. 198. / A Sioux Robe. (fac-simile)"
Description: 
Ethnography. Studies of Native Americans: Catlin's reproduction of the markings on a Sioux warrior's buffalo skin robe; a single battle scene is portrayed on this robe studded with tassles: women and children stand to the side watching a horrific scene of men attacking a being attacked with rifles, spears, knives and bows and arrows while others scalp the fallen and hold scalps up in victory
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