Native Americans living wild and free before America turned around and bit . .. . George Catlin, artist. Living from 1796 to 1872, he made numerous trips out beyond the Cumberland Gap painting what for us and their descendants is a lost world that is never coming back . . .. except for here . . .

"Oó-je-en-á-he-a, Woman Who Lives in a Bear's Den." 1832.
“Oó-je-en-á-he-a, Woman Who Lives in a Bear’s Den.” 1832. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. via https://americanart.si.edu/artwork/oo-je-en-he-woman-who-lives-bears-den-4476.
"Kee-mo-ra-nia, No English, a Dandy." 19th c.
“Kee-mo-ra-nia, No English, a Dandy.” 19th c. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. via https://fr.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fichier:George_Catlin_-_Kee-mo-r%C3%A1-nia,_No_English,_a_Dandy_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg.
"White Cloud, Head Chief of the Iowas." 1818-1844.
“White Cloud, Head Chief of the Iowas.” 1818-1844. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:George_Catlin_-_The_White_Cloud,_Head_Chief_of_the_Iowas_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg
"Buffalo Bull's Back Fat (Stu-mick-o-súcks) Head Chief of the Blood Tribe (Blackfoot)." 1832.
“Buffalo Bull’s Back Fat (Stu-mick-o-súcks) Head Chief of the Blood Tribe (Blackfoot).” 1832. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. via https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d9/Immagine-Catlin1.jpg.
"Chin-cha-pee, Fire Bug That Creeps, Wife of Pigeon's Egg Head." 1832.
“Chin-cha-pee, Fire Bug That Creeps, Wife of Pigeon’s Egg Head.” 1832. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. via https://americanart.si.edu/artwork/chin-cha-pee-fire-bug-creeps-wife-pigeons-egg-head-4054.

All artwork in the public domain because the painter has been dead since 1872.

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