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Size: 3" x 5"
Copyrighted: 1893
Lithographer: Kaufmann & Strauss

American Indian - horse racing, hunting buffalo, canoeing, war dance

"COPYRIGHT" Text Variations
There are two varieties (that I know of) in the "COPYRIGHT" text which appears on this card, as shown below. In both cases, the text appears in the lower right corner of the card.

Text reads: "PAINTING COPYRIGHTED 1893 ARBUCKLE BROS." and is 27mm long. (This is the variety shown on the full-size card, above).

Text reads: "PAINTING COPYRIGHTED 1893 ARBUCKLE BROS." and is 30mm long.
(For an overview of the copyright variations in Sports & Pastimes, click here.)

Reverse - Text
Right section:
American Indians.
NO hardier or more rugged race than the Indians of North America ever existed. Their endurance and tenacity were more than human, their stoicism was remarkable, their courage shrank from nothing, and their skill and agility were the development of generations of outdoor life. They were nomads, and dwelt in tents and often changed their habitations. Their sports and pastimes were of outdoor character, and many in number. In hunting and fishing they employed canoes.
Canoes were made either of birch bark or of hollow logs, and in the extreme West of cedar logs with extended prows and curious figures painted on the sides. They were propelled by paddles, and glided noiselessly and swiftly down the forest-fringed streams.
Foot-racing was universally popular, and so too was horse and pony-racing.
Hunting the buffalo was the favorite sport of the chase. Of all game this was the most exciting and dangerous to attack. Bears, panthers and the numerous other denizens of the wilds fell prey to the Indians skill, but none were so welcome as the shaggy monster of the plains.
La Crosse, now universally adopted by the Canadians, was played by the Indians from a very early time. Two sides of twelve each were chosen. Each player was armed with a stick or crosse--an implement somewhat like a racket in tennis, but longer. At each end of the playing-field were two goals. Each side facing one of these and its object was to propel a solid rubber ball through the opponent's goal. The war-dance, principal of their terpsichorean exercises was more horrible than graceful, and suggested the sanguinary atrocities of bloodshed. The Indian was the original smoker of tobacco and the pipe (Calumet) their peace offering.

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