Archery of the Apachees [sic]
Oil on paper mounted on paperboard
21 5/8 x 27 7/8 in.
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
Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, Gift of Paul Mellon