Media Information

 
 
 
Collection name:
George Catlin: The Printed Works
Record:
Work Record ID:
52
Reproduction Record ID:
52
Work Class:
portraits
Work Type:
print
Title:
The Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians.
Title Type:
collective title
Title:
Mink, a beautiful girl
Title Type:
preferred title
Measurements:
3.20 x 2.45 in (8.13 x 6.22 cm)
Measurement Type:
dimensions
Material:
paper (fiber product)
Material Type:
support
Technique:
chromolithograph
Creator:
Catlin, George, 1796-1872
Creator Dates:
1796-1872
Creator Nationality:
American
Creator Type:
personal name
Creator Role:
painter
Date:
1841
Date:
1892
Date Type:
facsimile
Location:
Mandan Village (N.D.)
Location Type:
creation site
Repository:
Archives and Rare Books Library, University Libraries, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
Repository Type:
current repository
ID Number:
ARB RB E77.C4 v.1
ID Number Type:
call number
ID Number:
53
ID Number Type:
plate number
ID Number:
133
ID Number Type:
standard number
Style Period:
Art, American--19th century
Style Period:
realism
Culture:
American
Subject:
Mandan (Numakaki)
Subject:
Quillwork
Subject:
Trade bead necklaces
Subject:
Indians of North America--19th century
Subject:
Indians in art
Subject:
Bracelets
Subject:
Beadwork
Subject:
Two-skin dresses
Subject:
Hides and skins--Mountain sheep
Subject:
Earrings
Subject:
Elk teeth
Subject:
Mink (Mi-neek-ee-sunk-te-ka)
Subject:
Body-marking
Related Work:
Catlin, George, 1796-1872. The Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians. London: Published by the Author, at the Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly, 1841. [1892]
Relation Type:
larger entity
Description:
Described in Vol. I, p. 92. In the text, Catlin gives the name "Mi-neek-e-sunk-ta-ca" for this individual. Caption from Truettner catalog of Catlin's Indian Gallery. Entry from Catlin's 1848 catalog reads, "Mi-neek-ee-sunk-te-ka, the Mink; a beautiful Mandan girl, in mountain-sheep skin dress, ornamented with porcupine quills, beads, and elk's teeth." Originally painted in 1832 (Truettner, 1979, p. 181). The original oil shows Mink wearing rings and without the face painting or tattooing which appears in this print.
Reproduction Rights Statement:
(c)University of Cincinnati Digital Press 1997

Mink, a beautiful girl