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Catlin's Notes of Eight Years' Travels and Residence in Europe: Volume 1: With his North American Indian Collection

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The American artist George Catlin (1796–1872) was fascinated by the indigenous people of his homeland and spent many years living among them, painting them, and collecting their artefacts. In 1839 he took his vast collection to Europe to exhibit it, and he also toured with groups of visiting Native Americans. This illustrated two-volume account of his experiences was published in 1848. Volume 1 begins with Catlin's voyage to England across the Atlantic, for which he embarked with eight tons of freight. He goes on...
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The American artist George Catlin (1796–1872) was fascinated by the indigenous people of his homeland and spent many years living among them, painting them, and collecting their artefacts. In 1839 he took his vast collection to Europe to exhibit it, and he also toured with groups of visiting Native Americans. This illustrated two-volume account of his experiences was published in 1848. Volume 1 begins with Catlin's voyage to England across the Atlantic, for which he embarked with eight tons of freight. He goes on to discuss such events as introducing a group of Native Americans to Queen Victoria. He also includes, in the appendices, press reviews of the exhibition and a catalogue of his collection. Catlin's earlier account, Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians (1841), is also reissued in this series, along with two later books for children about life among various tribes.
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Preface; 1. The author embarks at New York; 2. Howling of the grizly bears; 3. Letters of introduction; 4. Indian collection arranged for exhibition; 5. Author's illness; 6. The author's wife and two children arrive; 7. The author dines with the Royal Highland Society; 8. Their Royal Highnesses visit the collection; 9. Consequent troubles; 10. Difficulty of procuring lodgings for the Indians; 11. Ojibbeways visit the mayor in town-hall; 12. Indians on the housetops; 13. Preparations for visiting the Queen; 14. A day appointed for a talk about religion; 15. Exhibition rooms; 16. Mr Rankin resolves to take the Indians to the provincial towns; Appendices; A descriptive catalogue of Catlin's Indian collection.
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