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George Catlin: Lives of the Plains Indians

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Language Arts And English +4 Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old)

Long before the camera went west, artists like George Catlin were preserving the images of the native Americans on the western plains. Catlin's paintings are numerous and divide into two genre: the group activities and portraiture. This learning lab focuses on group activities of many plains indians including hunting, traditional dances, and recreation. #cgmd19

View in the Big Bend of the Upper Missouri

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Medicine Buffalo of the Sioux

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Buffalo Hunt, Chase--no. 5

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Comanche Lodge of Buffalo Skins

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War Dance, Sioux

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Antelope Shooting, Decoyed Up

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Archery of the Mandan

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Comanche Giving Arrows to the Medicine Rock

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Battle Between Sioux and Sac and Fox

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Mounted War Party Scouring a Thicket

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Rainmaking among the Mandan

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Wichita Lodge, Thatched with Prairie Grass

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Assiniboin Woman and Child

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Prairie Meadows Burning

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Dog Dance at Fort Snelling

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Interior View of the Medicine Lodge, Mandan O-kee-pa Ceremony, (painting)

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The Last Race, Mandan O-kee-pa Ceremony

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Canoe Race Near Sault Ste. Marie

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Ball Play (La Crosse)

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Dance of the Chiefs, Mouth of the Teton River

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Bull Dance, Mandan O-kee-pa Ceremony

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The Scalp Dance

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The Bear Dance--no. 18

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