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Dance of the Mandan Indians

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Title
Dance of the Mandan Indians
Names
Rawdon, Wright & Hatch (Engraver)
Bodmer, Karl, 1809-1893 (Artist)
Collection

Prints depicting dance

Subjects

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1830 - 1840 (Approximate)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFD Bod K Man 1
Topics
Mandan Indians -- Social life and customs
Mandan dance
Genres
Prints
Notes
Statement of responsibility: drawn by Ch[arles] Bodmer ; eng[rave]d by Rawdon, Wright & Hatch.
Biographical/historical: The Swiss-born artist Karl Bodmer (sometimes known as Carl or Charles) accompanied his patron Prince Maximilien of Wied-Neuwied on a scientific expedition to North America in 1833-1834. His paintings chronicled Native Americans in a way of life that was soon to vanish. His depictions of the Mandan Indians of North Dakota are particularly poignant in the light of the fact that the tribe was decimated by smallpox in 1837.
Physical Description
Engravings
Extent: 1 print : engraving, b&w ; 15 x 25 cm.
Description
Representation of a dance performed by men in feathered headdresses and elaborate regalia, carrying decorated staffs. Five men appear to form a circle in the foreground; other dancers are visible behind them. A cloaked figure, seen from the back, stands at far left. At far right, a man watches from horseback.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 773366835
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19523083
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f2511eb0-f284-0132-3482-58d385a7b928
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1830: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Dance of the Mandan Indians" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1830 - 1840. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/a568d020-f288-0132-a353-58d385a7bbd0

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Dance of the Mandan Indians" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 17, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/a568d020-f288-0132-a353-58d385a7bbd0

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1830 - 1840). Dance of the Mandan Indians Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/a568d020-f288-0132-a353-58d385a7bbd0

Wikipedia Citation

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Dance of the Mandan Indians