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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Prairie Meadows Burning - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
Prairie Meadows Burning
'Old Bear' medicine man of the Mandan Tribe, from a... - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
'Old Bear' medicine man of the Mandan Tribe, from a...
Moose at Waterhole - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
Moose at Waterhole
Blackfoot Indian Pe-Toh-Pee-Kiss, The Eagle Ribs - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
Blackfoot Indian Pe-Toh-Pee-Kiss, The Eagle Ribs
Pshán-shaw, Sweet-scented Grass, Twelve-year-old Daughter... - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
Pshán-shaw, Sweet-scented Grass, Twelve-year-old Daughter...
Mah-to--toh-pa, 2nd Chief of the Mandans - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
Mah-to--toh-pa, 2nd Chief of the Mandans
Os-ce-o-lá, the Black Drink, a Warrior of Great Distinction - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
Os-ce-o-lá, the Black Drink, a Warrior of Great Distinction
Stalking buffalo - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
Stalking buffalo
Kee-o-kúk, The Watchful Fox, Chief of the Tribe - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
Kee-o-kúk, The Watchful Fox, Chief of the Tribe
'Chief Wolf on the Hill' and his wife 'She who Bathed... - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
'Chief Wolf on the Hill' and his wife 'She who Bathed...
Osage hunters catching wild horses - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
Osage hunters catching wild horses
Hunting Buffalo Camouflaged with Wolf Skins, c.1832 - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
Hunting Buffalo Camouflaged with Wolf Skins, c.1832

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