George Catlin’s North American Indian Portfolio

August 19 – December 7, 2014

George Catlin (1796-1827) was among the earliest artists to venture to the West undertaking eight years of field research and visiting 48 tribes to produce a rich record of Native Americans. Comprised of 36 images, the Museum of Nebraska Art is proud to feature its Catlin Portfolio in its entirety. Catlin wrote, “The history and customs of such a people, preserved by pictorial illustrations, are themes worthy the lifetime of one man…”