SPORTS AND PASTIMES OF ALL NATIONS
#22 - AMERICAN INDIANS
Size: 3" x 5"
Lithographer: Kaufmann & Strauss
|"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
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YOUR COFFEE AT HOME
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.
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.
NOTE: To see non-Arbuckle usage of this
supposedly copyrighted Arbuckle illustration,