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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Ball-Play Dance - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
Ball-Play Dance
Mandan Archery Contest, c.1832 - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
Mandan Archery Contest, c.1832
Dying Buffalo, Shot with an Arrow - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
Dying Buffalo, Shot with an Arrow
Sioux ball player We-Chush-Ta-Doo-Ta, 'The Red Man' - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
Sioux ball player We-Chush-Ta-Doo-Ta, 'The Red Man'
Boy Chief, Ojibbeway - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
Boy Chief, Ojibbeway
Kei-a-gis-gis, a woman of the Plains Ojibwa - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
Kei-a-gis-gis, a woman of the Plains Ojibwa
Camp of Piekann Indians - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
Camp of Piekann Indians
Comanchee Village - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
Comanchee Village
Minatarees attacking buffalo on horseback - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
Minatarees attacking buffalo on horseback
Pipestone Quarry on the Coteau des Prairies - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
Pipestone Quarry on the Coteau des Prairies
Mandan Medicine Man Mah-to-hah 'Old Bear', 1832-39 - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
Mandan Medicine Man Mah-to-hah 'Old Bear', 1832-39
Natives of the Bay of San Francisco - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
Natives of the Bay of San Francisco

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