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The Interior of the Hut of a Mandan Chief
The Interior of the Hut of a Mandan Chief
CreatorBodmer, Karl, 1809-1893
TitleThe Interior of the Hut of a Mandan Chief
DescriptionTableau 19. View of the interior of the various elements of a Mandan lodge. Shields, lances and medicine symbols of the chief hang from the pillars. Various utensils and containers are scattered around the floor. There is the family bed against the back wall, and the family horses and dogs are included in the scene.
Extent (Original)1 drawing; 44 x 60 cm
Format (Original)Aquatint
Languageeng; fre; ger;
Call NumberVAULT oversize Graff 4649 atlas
SourceKarl Bodmer's Illustrations to Prince Maximillian of Wied-Neuwied's Travels in the Interior of North America, 1832-34. In 1836 Maximilian commissioned Bodmer to create illustrations to accompany the text of his atlas documenting their travels. These illustrations include 81 plates of aquatints. VAULT oversize Graff 4649 atlas
Is Part OfEdward E. Ayer Art Collection (Newberry Library)
Coverage (Spatial)North America
Coverage (Temporal)19th century
Subject1Mandan Indians -- Dwellings
Subject2Mandan Indians -- Social life and customs
Subject3Mandan Indians -- Domestic life
Subject4Mandan Indians -- Implements
Subject5Indians of North America -- Pictorial works
Subject6Interior architecture -- Pictorial works
PublisherNewberry Library
Date Issued (Digital)2006-06-15
Extent (Digital)89.7 Mb
Medium (Digital)Image/tiff
RightsAll rights reserved by the Newberry Library. Permission to reproduce in any format must be requested in writing. Contact Photoduplication Department, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St., Chicago, IL 60610. Phone: 312-255-3566 E-mail:
CollectionAyer Art Digital Collection (Newberry Library)
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