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Indian Spearing Beaver

Indian Spearing Beaver | Painting | Wisconsin Historical Society
Indians of the North Red River area, probably in the vicinity of old Fort Douglas, now Winnipeg, Canada, spearing beaver.
DESCRIPTION
Indians of the North Red River area, probably in the vicinity of old Fort Douglas, now Winnipeg, Canada, spearing beaver.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:3884
Creation Date: 1821
Creator Name:Rindisbacher, Peter
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Collection Name:Rindisbacher, Peter, 1806-1834 : Drawings, watercolors, and photographs of artwork, reproductions 1950s
Genre:Painting
Original Format Type:paintings
Original Format Number:PH 509(5)
Original Dimensions:16 x 12 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Part A of this collection consists of original drawings and watercolors, attributed to Peter Rindisbacher, which are owned by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Rindisbacher (1806-1834), who was a Swiss-born immigrant, documented Indian and frontier life in the early American and Canadian West. This collection includes two wildlife drawings, a portrait of Winnebago Chief Isaac Winnesheek, and four watercolor drawings of Native American hunting scenes. Rindisbacher was born at Upper Emmenthal, Switzerland, in 1806. He emigrated with his family to the settlements of Lord Selkirk on the North Red River, near the present-day Winnipeg, Canada, in 1821. By 1826 the Rindisbacher family, along with others from the settlement, had moved to southwestern Wisconsin. Rindisbacher eventually settled in St. Louis, Missouri, where he died in 1834.
SUBJECTS
Beavers
Dogs
Painting
Trees
Clothing and dress
Implements, utensils, etc.
Social life and customs
Hills
Weapons
Men
Campfires
Hunting
Smoking
Rivers
Shorelines

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