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Although Catlin painted this post-contact, his title of "Indians playing on horseback" suggest a carefree, pre-conflict time.

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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Catlin, George 49
Descriptions
Oil on paperboard 11
Names
Painting 860
Subjects
Landscape 691 Indian 729
Date:
ca. 1855-1870
Dimensions:
Sheet height: 17.875 in, Sheet width: 24.5 in, Frame height: 23 in, Frame width: 29.25 in
Title:
An "Oak Opening", Mouth of the Platte, with a party of Indians playing on horseback
Credit Line:
Gift of Paul Mellon
Gloss:
Catlin wanted to keep his frontier paintings together as a collection so that the history of the Indian would be complete.
Inscription:
Top center: 315, LL: A (over 338), Secondary label: AMNH 338; Catlin, 315, title (in pencil), 315
Remarks:
Needs photography. Oil on paperboard on Bristol Board
Accession Number:
29.86

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