Buffalo Hunt Painting
George Catlin’s painting depicts a hunting technique of Plains Indians. The
hunters cover themselves in wolf-skins to approach the buffalos. The buffalos
were accustomed to wolves, which allowed the hunters to stalk and attack an
Credit: Buffalo Hunt Under the Wolf-Skin Mask by George Catlin, 1846-1848. Smithsonian American Art Museum; gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.