I have seen him set fire to his wigwam and smooth over the graves of his fathers… clap his hand in silence over his mouth, and take the last look over his fair hunting ground, and turn his face in sadness to the setting sun.
An Indian's dress of deer skins, which is wet a hundred times upon his back, dries soft; and his lodge also, which stands in the rains, and even through the severity of winter, is taken down as soft and as clean as when it was first put up.
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|Birth:||26th July, 1796|
|Death:||23rd December, 1872|
George Catlin was born in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an American painter, author, and traveler who specialized in portraits of Native Americans in the Old West. He produced two major collections of paintings of American Indians and published a series of books chronicling his travels among the native peoples of North, Central and South America. Travelling to the American West five times during the 1830s, he was the first white man to depict Plains Indians in their native territory. He wrote several books include: Catlin's North American Indian Portfolio, Life Amongst the Indians, and Catlin's Notes of Eight Years' Travels and Residence in Europe.
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