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Indian with rifle in prone position hunting antelope (Plate 20).<p>"The antelope of the prairies and Rocky Mountains of America, which I believe to be different from all other known varieties, forms one of the most pleasing living ornaments of the Western World. Their flesh, which is excellent food, contributes essentially to the Indian's larder; and the modes of hunting them, much to his amusement. They are met in some parts in almost incredible numbers, sporting and playing about the hills and dales; and often, in flocks of fifty or a hundred will follow the boat of the descending voyageur on the Missouri, or the traveling caravan, for hours together, keeping off at a safe distance on the right or left, galloping up and down the hills, blowing through their noses, he was making on their own hallowed ground."</p>
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Indian with rifle in prone position hunting antelope (Plate 20).

"The antelope of the prairies and Rocky Mountains of America, which I believe to be different from all other known varieties, forms one of the most pleasing living ornaments of the Western World. Their flesh, which is excellent food, contributes essentially to the Indian's larder; and the modes of hunting them, much to his amusement. They are met in some parts in almost incredible numbers, sporting and playing about the hills and dales; and often, in flocks of fifty or a hundred will follow the boat of the descending voyageur on the Missouri, or the traveling caravan, for hours together, keeping off at a safe distance on the right or left, galloping up and down the hills, blowing through their noses, he was making on their own hallowed ground."

RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:23638
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
Animals
Deer
Painting
Trees
Clothing and dress
Indians of North America
Landscape
Firearms
Weapons
Men
Hunting

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