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Archery of the Apachees [sic]

George Catlin (1796-1872)

Object Details

  • Date

    ca. 1855

  • Object Type


  • Medium

    Oil on paper mounted on paperboard

  • Dimensions

    21 5/8 x 27 7/8 in.

  • Inscriptions


    u.l.: A.M.N.H. 303 \ Catlin 178

    verso label attached to backing board: APACHES \ ARCHERY OF THE APACHEES. In \ crossing the \ mountains from St. Diego to Santa Fe, \ in 1855, the author \ witnessed this \ exciting scene. Excellency in archery \ with mounted Indians \ consists in the \ rapidity with which the arrows can be \ put upon the string \ and got off, and \ the accuracy of aim, whilst their horses \ are at full \ speed---for in this way \ their enemies and their game are killed.

    u.c., label affixed to paperboard: 178.

    l.l.: A \ 303

  • Credit Line

    Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, Gift of Paul Mellon

  • Accession Number


  • Copyright

    Public domain

Additional details

Location: On view
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