O-Kee-Pa: A Religious Ceremony and Other Customs of the Mandans

New Haven: Yale, 1967. First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine in fine dust jacket. First printing of this, The Centennial Edition. Hardcover. vi+ 106 pp. with index, bibliography. Illustrated with 13 color plate reproductions of Catlin's original artwork. In 1832, Catlin had witnessed, painted and wrote about a complete four-day-long O-kee-pa, a unique religious ceremony practiced by the Mandan Indians of the Upper Missouri. His reports were criticized and called fabricated by government-sponsored critics and Catlin unsuccessfully petitioned Congress to vindicate his reputation by distributing copies of his book. Fine / fine. Item #E19380

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