Tuesday, August 6, 2013

"George Caitlin's American Buffalo" Debut at Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Jackson Hole, Wyoming is a popular place for bison viewing, and now this summer, travelers can see what herds used to look like in the early nineteenth century. The museum in Jackson Hole will be featuring a special exhibition: "George Catlin’s American Buffalo"- see them through his eyes and "their integration into the lives of Native Americans." The exhibition also explores how Caitlin's role as an early proponent of wilderness conservation. He wanted a "park" to be set aside as a refuge for bison and tribes. Catlin was a lawyer turned painter who under the mentorship of General Lewis Clark (from the Lewis and Clark expedition) recorded the life and culture of American Indians living on the Plains. The exhibition will be up until August 18, after that the exhibition will be moved to other museums across America.

Jackson Hole is a great place to visit anytime of the year- read some of FTF's suggestions on what to do and where to stay. It's also a great place for tiny travelers.  

George Caitlins, Buffalo Bull, Grazing on the Prairie

Guest post by Isabel Velazquez-Acero

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