Bodmer - Arrikkara Krieger
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Karl Bodmer - Pachtüwa-Chtä. An Arrikkara Warrior.
„Pachtüwa-Chtä. Arrikkara Krieger. Guerrier Arrikkara. An Arrikkara Warrior“ - Vig. XXVII.
This man, a member of a war party that attacked and killed 3 traders near the Heart River in 1830, was a proud warrior, who carries a gunstock club with a pointed metal blade. His chest is decorated with marks to represent gunshot and slash wounds, the ornaments in his hair probably commemorate wounds and war deeds, while his moccasins have bear claw bead designs.
Aquatint, mezzotint and etching by Talbot (unidentifed) after watercolours by Karl Bodmer, from Prince Maximilian's “Travels in the Interior of North America, 1832-1834”.
First state (Ruud 2004, p 306) for a German or French edition, printed by Bougeard, Paris, 1837-43, on large wove paper (papier vélin), published by Jakob Hölscher, Koblenz, 1837-42 or by Arthus Bertrand, Paris, 1840-43.
Plate mark: 32 x 23 cm, paper size: 61 x 44 cm (printed on large paper). With blind stamp: C. BODMER.