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Snowshoe Dance (Ojibwa).
19th c American Realist Painting

George CATLIN (1796 - 1872) Primary
Exhibited 1870
19th c
United States.
Washington D.C. National Gallery of Art.
In 1870 George Catlin exhibited this painting of the Ojebbe-we Indians doing a snow shoe dance around the central pole, in a ceremony designed to improve the buffalo hunt. Although based on drawings he made in the 1830s, by the time he exhibited it, the buffalo were fast disappearing. As the railroad pushed relentlessly west, bringing more white settlers, the buffalo were slaughtered in ever increasing numbers, and Native Americans were forced to move from their ancestral lands.

Caption: CATLIN George | Snowshoe Dance (Ojibwa). | Exhibited 1870 | American | Realist
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