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Buffalo Hunt, Chase | Print | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Buffalo Hunt, Chase

Buffalo Hunt, Chase | Print | Wisconsin Historical Society
Indians on horseback hunting buffaloes (Plate 6).<p>"In this Plate, representing a numerous group in motion, and closely pursued by a party of Indians, with Lances and Bows, there is a fair illustration of the peculiar character of a vast deal of the rolling prairies in the great plains towards the Rocky Mountains; and which, by a phrase of the country, denominated Prairie Bluffs. These conical hills, which often rise to the height of several hundred fret, sometimes continuing in ranges and in regular succession, for a great number of miles, like tremendous waves of the ocean, are everywhere divested of timber sad shrubbery, and covered with a short grass; and during the spring and summer months, watered by frequent showers robbing them constantly with the most intense and verdant green. These are the most favorite haunts of the buffaloes; and when hotly pursued they will often seek the highest summits to avoid the approach, of their enemies; but even there, at seen in the illustration, the sinewy wild horse will carry his rider by their sides, where death is as inevitable as upon the level ground."</p>
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Indians on horseback hunting buffaloes (Plate 6).

"In this Plate, representing a numerous group in motion, and closely pursued by a party of Indians, with Lances and Bows, there is a fair illustration of the peculiar character of a vast deal of the rolling prairies in the great plains towards the Rocky Mountains; and which, by a phrase of the country, denominated Prairie Bluffs. These conical hills, which often rise to the height of several hundred fret, sometimes continuing in ranges and in regular succession, for a great number of miles, like tremendous waves of the ocean, are everywhere divested of timber sad shrubbery, and covered with a short grass; and during the spring and summer months, watered by frequent showers robbing them constantly with the most intense and verdant green. These are the most favorite haunts of the buffaloes; and when hotly pursued they will often seek the highest summits to avoid the approach, of their enemies; but even there, at seen in the illustration, the sinewy wild horse will carry his rider by their sides, where death is as inevitable as upon the level ground."

RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:23624
Creation Date: 1844
Creator Name:Catlin, George
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Collection Name:Rare Books
Genre:Print
Original Format Type:prints, fine-art
Original Format Number:E77 C399 1844
Original Dimensions:22 x 16 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Image source: Catlin, George. Catlin's North American Indian Portfolio. Hunting Scenes and Amusements of the Rocky Mountains and Prairies of America. From Drawings and Notes of the Author, Made during Eight Years' Travel amongst Forty-Eight of the Wildest and Most Remote Tribes of Savages in North America. (London: Geo. Catlin, 1844). This image is also viewable in the American Journeys online edition of "Catlin's North American Indian Portfolio."
SUBJECTS
Buffaloes
Horses
Painting
Clothing and dress
Indians of North America
Landforms
Men
Horsemanship
Hunting
Weapons

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