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Provenance

George Catlin [1796-1872]; by descent to his daughters, Clara Gregory Catlin, Louise Catlin Kinney, and Elizabeth Wing Catlin; purchased 1912 from Elizabeth Wing Catlin by the American Museum of Natural History; sold 1959 through (Kennedy Galleries, New York) to Mr. Paul Mellon, Upperville, VA; gift 1965 to the NGA.

Exhibition History
1964
Loan for display with permanent collection, Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming, 1964-1974.
1977
Loan for display with permanent collection, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, 1977-1979.
1980
American Indian Life: Paintings by George Catlin, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1980.
1982
Extended loan for use by The White House, Washington, D.C., 1982-1984.
1989
Extended loan for use by Secretary Nicolas Brady, U.S. Department of Treasury, Washington, D.C., 1989-1993.
1993
Extended loan for use by Secretary Lloyd Bentson, U.S. Department of Treasury, Washington, D.C., 1993-1995.
1995
Extended loan for use by Secretary Robert Rubin, U.S. Department of Treasury, Washington, D.C., 1995-1996.
2001
Extended loan for use by President George W. Bush, White House, Washington, D.C., 2001-2008.
Bibliography
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 28, repro. 25.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 112, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 95, repro.