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Source:   Souvenir of the N. American Indians, as they were in the nineteenth century. ... / Geo. Catlin.


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Buffalo Dance. Man-dan. 250. This grotesque dance is performed by the Mandans, in the centre of their village at seasons when Buffalos are scarce, and the Indians are in fear of starvation. It is offered to the 'Buffalo Spirit', and they believe it has direct influence, in causing Buffalos to come near to their village, where they can kill them in safety, without entering onto their enemy's hunting grounds.

Image ID: 466125

Buffalo Dance. Man-dan. 250. This grotesque dance is performed by the Mandans, in the centre of their village at seasons... (1850)

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Image Title

:  Buffalo Dance. Man-dan. 250. This grotesque dance is performed by the Mandans, in the centre of their village at seasons when Buffalos are scarce, and the Indians are in fear of starvation. It is offered to the 'Buffalo Spirit', and they believe it has direct influence, in causing Buffalos to come near to their village, where they can kill them in safety, without entering onto their enemy's hunting grounds.

Creator

: Catlin, George, 1796-1872 -- Artist

Published Date

: 1850

Medium

: Pencil works

Specific Material Type

: Drawings

Item/Page/Plate

: Pl. 87

Source

: Souvenir of the N. American Indians, as they were in the nineteenth century. ... / Geo. Catlin.

Source Description

: 3 v. fol.

Location

: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building / Rare Books Division

Catalog Call Number

: *KW+++ (Catlin, G. Souvenir of the N. American Indians)

Digital ID

: 466125

Record ID

: 244018

Digital Item Published

: 2-3-2004; updated 3-25-2011

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