Expanded edition, tinted issue, of Catlin's Portfolio
, which included an additional six, unnumbered lithographs: two individual portraits, a group portrait of Ojibway people, two dance scenes, and a hunting scene. These supplemental plates were evidently executed in the 1840s when Catlin envisioned a series of several thematic Indian "Portfolios," but they were not printed and issued until Chatto & Windus acquired Henry Bohn's stock of, and copyright for, 'Catlin's North American Indian Portfolio' in the mid-1870s. "These beautiful scenes in Indian life are probably the most truthful ever presented to the public" (Field), and are the result of Catlin's eight years of field research and painting among forty-eight tribes of Native Americans.
Only 350 copies of this issue were produced and are increasingly found with modern coloring (as a hand-colored issue was also available originally). The present copy is refreshingly free of such improvements.