Bodmer - Dacota Indianerin
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Karl Bodmer - Dacota Woman and Assiniboin Girl.
“Dacota Indianerin und Assiniboin Mädchen. Indienne Dacota et Jeune Fille Assiniboine. Dacota Woman and Assiniboin Girl.” - Tab. 9.
The Santee or Eastern Dacota Native American belong to one of the three major
divisions of the Sioux people, residing in the extreme east of Dacota, Minnesota. The Assiniboins belong to the Siouan Native American language family of North America, originally residing at the Northern Great Plains.
The girl was painted at Fort Union in October 1833, the woman, Chan-Chä-Uiá-Teüin (“woman of the Crow Nation“), painted at Fort Pierre in June.
The girl wears a dress trimmed in blue and white beads. The woman's buffalo robe, painted in geometric motifs of box and border style, was popular to Plains Indians woman robe.
Aquatint and etching by Narcisse-Edmond-Joseph Desmadryl (1801-?) after watercolour paintings and drawings by Karl Bodmer, from Prince Maximilian's “Travels in the Interior of North America, 1832-1834”.
First state (Ruud 2004, p 111) for a German or French edition, printed by Bougeard, Paris, 1837-43, on large wove paper (papier vélin), published by Jakob Hölscher, Koblenz, 1837-41 or by Arthus Bertrand, Paris, 1840-43.
Plate mark: 50 x 37 cm, paper size: 60,5 x 44 cm (printed on large paper). With blind stamp: C. BODMER.