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

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

by George Catlin
     
 
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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781108069922
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/23/2014
Series:
Cambridge Library Collection - North American History
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

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