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Buffalo Dance. Man-dan. 250. This grotesque dance is performed by the Mandans, in the centre of their village at seasons when Buffalos are scarce, and the Indians are in fear of starvation. It is offered to the 'Buffalo Spirit', and they believe it has direct influence, in causing Buffalos to come near to their village, where they can kill them in safety, without entering onto their enemy's hunting grounds.

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Buffalo Dance. Man-dan. 250. This grotesque dance is performed by the Mandans, in the centre of their village at seasons when Buffalos are scarce, and the Indians are in fear of starvation. It is offered to the 'Buffalo Spirit', and they believe it has direct influence, in causing Buffalos to come near to their village, where they can kill them in safety, without entering onto their enemy's hunting grounds.
Names
Catlin, George (1796-1872) (Artist)
Collection

Souvenir of the N. American Indians, as they were in the nineteenth century. ...

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1850
Place Term: London
Publisher: The Author
Date Issued: 1850
Library locations
Rare Book Division
Shelf locator: *KW+++ (Catlin, G. Souvenir of the N. American Indians)
Topics
Indians of North America
Mandan Indians
Buffalo dance
Notes
Content : A unique collection of pencil drawings signed by the author, representing the manners and customs of the North American Indians; each leaf drawings has accompanying leaf of text in ms.

Content : 1451 (v. 1) 1452 (v. 2) 1453 (v. 3)

Ownership : Lenox

Content : T.-p. map, prefatory note and glossary in ms., signed: Geo. Catlin.

Statement of Responsibility: Geo. Catlin.
Physical Description
Pencil works
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC : 42298331
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b14311842
UUID: 68d44540-c647-012f-50f1-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1796: Creator Born
  • 1850: Issued
  • 1850: Created
  • 1872: Creator Died
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Rare Book Division, The New York Public Library. "Buffalo Dance. Man-dan. 250. This grotesque dance is performed by the Mandans, in the centre of their village at seasons when Buffalos are scarce, and the Indians are in fear of starvation. It is offered to the 'Buffalo Spirit', and they believe it has direct influence, in causing Buffalos to come near to their village, where they can kill them in safety, without entering onto their enemy's hunting grounds." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1850. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-db26-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Rare Book Division, The New York Public Library. "Buffalo Dance. Man-dan. 250. This grotesque dance is performed by the Mandans, in the centre of their village at seasons when Buffalos are scarce, and the Indians are in fear of starvation. It is offered to the 'Buffalo Spirit', and they believe it has direct influence, in causing Buffalos to come near to their village, where they can kill them in safety, without entering onto their enemy's hunting grounds." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 10, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-db26-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Rare Book Division, The New York Public Library. (1850). Buffalo Dance. Man-dan. 250. This grotesque dance is performed by the Mandans, in the centre of their village at seasons when Buffalos are scarce, and the Indians are in fear of starvation. It is offered to the 'Buffalo Spirit', and they believe it has direct influence, in causing Buffalos to come near to their village, where they can kill them in safety, without entering onto their enemy's hunting grounds. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-db26-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Buffalo Dance. Man-dan. 250. This grotesque dance is performed by the Mandans, in the centre of their village at seasons when Buffalos are scarce, and the Indians are in fear of starvation. It is offered to the 'Buffalo Spirit', and they believe it has direct influence, in causing Buffalos to come near to their village, where they can kill them in safety, without entering onto their enemy's hunting grounds.