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North American Indians

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ISBN-10: 0142437506

ISBN-13: 9780142437506

Edition: 2004

Authors: George Catlin, Peter Matthiessen

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From 1831 to 1837, George Catlin traveled extensively among the native peoples of North Americafrom the Muskogee and Miccosukee Creeks of the Southeast to the Lakota, Mandan, and Pawnee of the West, and from the Winnebagos and Menominees of the North to the Comanches of eastern Texas. Studying their habits, customs, and modes of life, he made copious notes and numerous sketches of ceremonies, buffalo hunts, symbols, and totems. Catlins unprecedented fieldwork culminated in more than five hundred oil paintings and his now-legendary journals, which, as Peter Matthiessen writes in his introduction, taken together... constitute the first, last, and only complete record of the Plains Indians…    
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/24/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Peter Matthiessen was born in Manhattan, New York on May 22, 1927. He served in the Navy at Pearl Harbor. He graduated with a degree in English from Yale University in 1950. It was around this time that he was recruited by the CIA and traveled to Paris, where he became acquainted with several young expatriate American writers. In the postwar years the CIA covertly financed magazines and cultural programs to counter the spread of Communism. While in Paris, he helped found The Paris Review in 1953. After returning to the United States, he worked as a commercial fisherman and the captain of a charter fishing boat. His first novel, Race Rock, was published in 1954. His other fiction works…