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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Comanche warrior with a shield, lance and bow and arrows... - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
Comanche warrior with a shield, lance and bow and arrows...
Red Indians using the Travois - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
Red Indians using the Travois
The Virginia Constitutional Convention, 1830 - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
The Virginia Constitutional Convention, 1830
Indian Ball Game - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
Indian Ball Game
A village of the Hidatsa tribe at Knife River - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
A village of the Hidatsa tribe at Knife River
North American Indians, c.1832 - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
North American Indians, c.1832
The Dakota Chief- One Horn, 1832 - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
The Dakota Chief- One Horn, 1832
Comanche Feats of Martial Horsemanship, 1834 - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
Comanche Feats of Martial Horsemanship, 1834
Máh-to-tóh-pa, Four Bears, Second Chief, in Full... - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
Máh-to-tóh-pa, Four Bears, Second Chief, in Full...
'Mint', a Mandan Indian girl, 1832 - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
'Mint', a Mandan Indian girl, 1832
Mato-Tope, second chief of the Mandan people in 1833 - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
Mato-Tope, second chief of the Mandan people in 1833
Clara Bartlet Gregory (Mrs. George Catlin) - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
Clara Bartlet Gregory (Mrs. George Catlin)

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