Item 25 is one of the last looks at America's Indians while still relatively unchanged by American encroachment. George Catlin headed out to the American plains in 1830 and began painting the Indians in their natural surroundings. In time he would travel around America and Europe displaying his paintings in something of a precursor to Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, though on a much less grand scale. In 1841, he published Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Conditions of the North American Indians. This first edition, first issue contains over 300 illustrations. $3,500.
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