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Last Rambles amongst the Indians of the Rocky Mountains and the Andes by George Catlin

Last Rambles amongst the Indians of the Rocky Mountains and the Andes

Part of the Cambridge Library Collection - Latin American Studies Series


Last Rambles amongst the Indians of the Rocky Mountains and the Andes by George Catlin

The American artist George Catlin (1796-1872) travelled extensively and wrote about his experiences. After abandoning the legal profession, Catlin moved to Missouri in 1830 to launch his career as a painter of Native Americans with the express purpose of creating a gallery dedicated to America's indigenous population. He was greatly influenced by the Romantic ideal of the 'noble savage' and spent time living with various tribes, recording their everyday life and habits. In the 1850s, he also made three trips to South America and began to draw comparisons between the populations. He shares his thoughts in this work, published in 1868. Written for children and intended as a follow-up to his Life amongst the Indians (1861), the book is a mixture of legend, history, folklore and anecdotes of personal experience. Sometimes regarded as a pioneer of American anthropology, Catlin also outlines his ethnographical theories in the last few chapters.

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Publication date

19th July 2012


George Catlin

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Cambridge University Press


392 pages


History of the Americas



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