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dc.contributor.advisorConnelly, Frances S., 1953- advisoreng
dc.contributor.authorMundy, Denise Louiseeng
dc.coverage.spatialMinnesotaeng
dc.date.issued2012-01-09eng
dc.date.submitted2011 Falleng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page, viewed on January 9, 2012eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Frances Connellyeng
dc.descriptionVitaeng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographic references (p. 66-68)eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.)--Dept. of Art and Art History. University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011eng
dc.description.abstractGeorge Catlin, pioneer, author, ethnographer, entrepreneur, was foremost an artist of exceptional talents. He made five difficult journeys westward from 1830-1836 to paint the Native Americans and their way of life. His artistic work comprised the first pictorial record of western Native Peoples. In Catlin's view, a visit to the sacred Pipestone Quarry, located in southwestern Minnesota, would be a fitting finale to his documentation of Native American tribes of the West. Catlin felt it necessary to subject the quarry to his presence, to extract stone for study, and to preserve the quarry through his painting. Everywhere the artist had gone in his travels, from the Mississippi to the Rocky Mountains, and from the Canadian border into Mexican territory he had witnessed the smoking of the long-stemmed Indian pipe that was an important ritual in every phase of diplomacy, peace, and war. The quarry was the central site that over the millennia held hundreds of tribes in communication with each other. In Catlin's time, the quarry was guarded by the Santee Sioux, protecting their economic interest in this valuable substance, pipestone, as well as the sanctity of the resource from which they believed the Great Spirit had fashioned man. In Catlin's final pilgrimage to round out his western travels his goal was to view this sacred site.eng
dc.description.tableofcontentsIntroduction -- Journey to the Red Pipestone Quarry -- Paradise of the red gods -- Politics of discovery -- Conclusioneng
dc.format.extentvii, 69 pageseng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/12435eng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Kansas Cityeng
dc.subject.lcshCatlin, George, 1796-1872eng
dc.subject.lcshPipestone National Monument (Minn.)eng
dc.subject.lcshIndians of North America -- Minnesotaeng
dc.subject.otherThesis -- University of Missouri--Kansas City -- Art and art historyeng
dc.titleGeorge Catlin and the Pipestone Quarry: paradise of the red godseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineArt History (UMKC)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Kansas Cityeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.S.eng


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