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Painting the Dakota

SKU: 1890434329

Seth Eastman at Fort Snelling
In Painting the Dakota we arrive with career army officer and artist Seth Eastman at Fort Snelling in February 1830. Dakota villages lined the banks of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers. Eastman came to know the Native people better than any other painter in America and captured in his art the details of their everyday life. The Eastman paintings in Painting the Dakota are recognized as the single most important source of information concerning Native American life in pre-territorial Minnesota.

Seth Eastman, View of Mendota, 1848

6" x 4" image matted to 10" x 8". In plastic sleeve. Also available rolled 20" x 16" $15.00.

Seth Eastman: Portfolio of North American Indians

SKU: 0963933841

A landmark publication that showcases the foremost collection of watercolors by the premier pictorial historian of the American Indian in the nineteenth century. A career U. S. Army officer assigned to frontier duty, including a seven-year stint at Fort Snelling in the 1840s, Eastman preserved a visual record of Native American life, which was then undergoing rapid change.

View of Mendota, 1848

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Seth Eastman (1808-1875) was an acclaimed American artist as well as a career soldier. He was stationed at Fort Snelling from 1830 to 1831 and from 1841 to 1848, when he served as the fort's commander. In his painting, he depicts Mendota as seen from Fort Snelling, including the Sibley and Faribault houses, both of which still stand today as historic sites.