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Collection name:
George Catlin: The Printed Works
Record:
Work Record ID:
491
Reproduction Record ID:
491
Work Class:
portraits
Work Type:
print
Title:
Wee-ta-ra-sha-ro, head chief of the tribe
Title Type:
preferred title
Title:
Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians.
Title Type:
collective title
Measurements:
3.10 x 2.35 in (7.87 x 5.97 cm)
Measurement Type:
dimensions
Material:
paper (fiber product)
Material Type:
support
Technique:
engraving (printing process)
Creator:
Catlin, George, 1796-1872
Creator Dates:
1796-1872
Creator Nationality:
American
Creator Type:
personal name
Creator Role:
painter
Date:
1842
Location:
Comanche Village (Okla.)
Location Type:
creation site
Repository:
Archives and Rare Books Library, University Libraries, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
Repository Type:
current repository
ID Number:
55
ID Number Type:
standard number
ID Number:
174
ID Number Type:
plate number
ID Number:
ARB RB E77.C4 1842 v.2
ID Number Type:
call number
Style Period:
Art, American--19th century
Style Period:
realism
Culture:
American
Subject:
Hide painting
Subject:
Picture-writing
Subject:
Quillwork
Subject:
Trade bead necklaces
Subject:
Indians of North America--19th century
Subject:
Indians in art
Subject:
Robes (Hide)
Subject:
Feathers
Subject:
Earrings
Subject:
Hair pipes
Subject:
Gorgets
Subject:
Shell disks
Subject:
Wichita
Subject:
Wee-ta-ra-sha-ro
Related Work:
Catlin, George, 1796-1872. Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians. Third Edition. London: Published for the Author by Tilt and Bogue, Fleet Street, 1842.
Relation Type:
larger entity
Description:
Described in Vol. II, p. 73 In the text, Catlin gives the name "We-ta-rah-sha-ro" to this individual. Caption from Truettner catalog of Catlin's Indian Gallery. Entry from Catlin's 1848 catalog reads, "Wee-ta-ra-sha-ro, __________; head Chief; an old and very venerable man. This man enbraced Colonel Dodge, and others of the dragoon officers in council, in his village, and otherwise treated them with great kindness, theirs being the first visit ever made to them by white people." Originally painted in 1834 (Truettner, 1979, p. 159).
Reproduction Rights Statement:
(c)University of Cincinnati Digital Press 1997
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Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians.