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Author Eisler, Benita.

Title The red man's bones : George Catlin, artist and showman / Benita Eisler.

Imprint New York : W.W. Norton & Company, c2013.
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 Belmar Library  B CATLIN:G EISLER    ON SHELF
 Belmar Library  B CATLIN:G EISLER    ON SHELF
Edition 1st ed.
Description viii, 468 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some color) ; 25 cm.
Summary Highlights the life and work of the American painter, author, and traveler who specialized in images of Native Americans and who advocated for them before ultimately exploiting them in a live show that brought tragedy to both the artist and his performers.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Homecoming -- Away -- George Catlin, academician -- A journeyman artist -- Wanderers -- A free man -- Savage and civilized tribes -- Border crossings -- The fur fortress -- "White medicine man" -- A stranger in paradise -- O-kee-pa -- "Problems of shade, shadow and perspective" -- A man who makes pictures for a traveling show -- "We are invaders of a sacred soil" -- "Catlin encamped, wolves in the distance" -- Flight paths -- The Pipestone Quarry -- A "go-a-head" artist -- "Without fortune and without patronage" -- The great and the good -- High Society -- "Tableaux villains" -- "Indians! Real Indians!" -- George Catlin's wild west show -- Déjà vu, all over again -- A flight of royals -- "A thing belonging to us" -- Magical mystery tours -- "Now I am G. Catlin again, look out for the paint!".
Subject Catlin, George, 1796-1872.
Painters -- United States -- Biography.
Indians in art.
West (U.S.) -- In art.
ISBN 9780393066166 (hardcover)
0393066169 (hardcover)