George Catlin (July 26, 1796 - December 23, 1872) was an American painter, author and traveler who specialized in portraits of Native Americans in the Old West.

Catlin was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Following a brief career as a lawyer, 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.

Claiming his interest in America's 'vanishing race' was sparked by a visiting American Indian delegation in Philadelphia, he set out to record the appearance and customs of America's native people.


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Sioux Indians hunting buffalo, 1835 - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
Sioux Indians hunting buffalo, 1835
Native Americans killing a bear - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
Native Americans killing a bear
Sioux mother with baby in a cradleboard - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
Sioux mother with baby in a cradleboard
Sioux War Council - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
Sioux War Council
A Comanche family outside their teepee, 1841 - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
A Comanche family outside their teepee, 1841
Teepee of the Crow Tribe, c.1850 - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
Teepee of the Crow Tribe, c.1850
Mandran Indian initiation ceremony, 1871 - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
Mandran Indian initiation ceremony, 1871
Buffalo Bull  A Grand Pawnee Warrior 1832 - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
Buffalo Bull A Grand Pawnee Warrior 1832
The O-Kee-Pa self-torture religious ceremony of the... - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
The O-Kee-Pa self-torture religious ceremony of the...
Buffalo Bull dance of the Mandan tribe - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
Buffalo Bull dance of the Mandan tribe
Self Portrait, c.1835 - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
Self Portrait, c.1835
Seminole Chief Osceola - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
Seminole Chief Osceola

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