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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Bodmer, Karl 53
Descriptions
hand-colored engraving and aquatint on paper
Names
Print 728
Subjects
Indian 729 Landscape 691 Pitatapiu Assiniboin Man Group 440
Date:
ca. 1840-1843
Dimensions:
Sheet height: 24.875 in, Sheet width: 18.125 in, Frame height: 25.5 in, Frame width: 18.875 in
Title:
Assiniboin Indians
Credit Line:
Gift of Clara S. Peck
Gloss:
Maximilian described the young Assiniboin Indian, Pitatapiu, whom Bodmer portrayed in the foreground of this work. He wrote, "His hair hung down like a lion's mane, especially over his eyes . . . This slender young man had his painted leather shield on his back, to which a small packet, well wrapped up, his medicine or amulet in horse stealing, was fastened, and which he greatly prized."
Inscription:
URC: Tab. 32. (matting covers inscriptions)
Remarks:
Pitatapiu, Assiniboin Man (figure in foreground), Assiniboin Man (in background, not named), both painted at Fort Union, 1833
Accession Number:
21.69.68

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