Mih-Tutta-Hangkusch, a Mandan Village, 1833Karl BodmerJoslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
Mih-Tutta-Hangkusch, a Mandan Village, 1833
Karl Bodmer
Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
Buffalo Hunt, Chase, 1845George CatlinYale Collection of Western Americana, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Buffalo Hunt, Chase, 1845
George Catlin
Yale Collection of Western Americana, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
A Jicarilla, 1906Edward CurtisEdward S. Curtis's The North American Indian: the Photographic Images, 2001Northwestern University Library
A Jicarilla, 1906
Edward Curtis
Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian: the Photographic Images, 2001
Northwestern University Library

Recording Life on the Plains

Today, the exquisite objects and artwork made by Plains peoples tell us compelling stories of 19th century Plains life. Augmenting this heritage is the art of a number of artists who ventured out West to capture life on the Plains. Although each of these artists was affected by the ideas and concepts of their own culture and period, their works offer valuable insights into traditional Plains culture.

Karl Bodmer
George Catlin
Edward Curtis






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