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After Columbus: Four-hundred Years of Native American Portraiture

369 prints and drawings by Simon van de Passe (1595-1647), George Catlin (1796-1872), and Karl Bodmer (1809-1893), dating from 1627 to the 1830s; 227 gelatin silver and platinum prints by photographers Edward S. Curtis (1868-1954), Karl E. Moon (1878-1948), and Frank A. Rinehart (1862-1928), and sculptor Frederic Allen Williams (1898-1958), from the late 1890s to 1927.

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Karl Bodmer, 1809-1893. Moennitarri warrior in the costume of the Dog dance. Digital ID: 479898 Karl Bodmer, 1809-1893. Moennitarri warrior in the costume of the Dog dance. Digital ID: 479898

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