Karl Bodmer Images

Karl Bodmer was a Swiss painter who accompanied Prince Maximillian on an expedition across the American West in 1832. During this expedition, the party encountered many of the Indians described by Lewis and Clark. Bodmer's detailed sketches and watercolors are an important visual record of these cultures. The images in the collection are hand-colored engravings based on Bodmer's watercolors that appeared in a fifty-copy limited edition set of Lewis and Clark's journals edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites in 1904.

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Abdih Hiddisch, A Minaterre Chief

This hand-colored plate was re-engraved from an original watercolor by Karl Bodmer. The plates were issued in a limited edition printing of fifty copies for the "Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition" (13 vols.) edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites in 1904. Image from volume 1, part 2, frontispiece.

1904/1905

Pachtuwa-chta, An Arrikkara Warrior

This hand-colored plate was re-engraved from an original watercolor by Karl Bodmer. The plates were issued in a limited edition printing of fifty copies for the "Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition" (13 vols.) edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites in 1904. Volume 1, number 2, page 150.

1904/1905

Assiniboin Indians

This hand-colored plate was re-engraved from an original watercolor by Karl Bodmer. The plates were issued in a limited edition printing of fifty copies for the "Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition" (13 vols.) edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites in 1904. Image from volume 5, part 2, page 224.

1904/1905

Noapeh, an Assiniboin Indian

This hand-colored plate was re-engraved from an original watercolor by Karl Bodmer. The plates were issued in a limited edition printing of fifty copies for the "Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition" (13 vols.) edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites in 1904. Image from volume 1, part 2, page 244.

1904/1905

Mehkskeme-Sukahs, Blackfoot Chief

This hand-colored plate was re-engraved from an original watercolor by Karl Bodmer. The plates were issued in a limited edition printing of fifty copies for the "Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition" (13 vols.) edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites in 1904. Image from volume 2, part 1, page 98.

1904/1905

A Blackfoot Indian on Horseback

This hand-colored plate was re-engraved from an original watercolor by Karl Bodmer. The plates were issued in a limited edition printing of fifty copies for the "Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition" (13 vols.) edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites in 1904. Image from volume 5, part 2, page 188.

1904/1905

Chief of the Blood Indians

This hand-colored plate was re-engraved from an original watercolor by Karl Bodmer. The plates were issued in a limited edition printing of fifty copies for the "Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition" (13 vols.) edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites in 1904. Image from volume 5, part 2, page 202.

1904/1905

Indian Painting on Skin

This hand-colored plate was re-engraved from an original for a limited edition printing of fifty copies for the "Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition" (13 vols.) edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites in 1904. Image from volume 4, part 1, page 28.

1904/1905

Crow Indians

This hand-colored plate was re-engraved from an original watercolor by Karl Bodmer. The plates were issued in a limited edition printing of fifty copies for the "Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition" (13 vols.) edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites in 1904. Image from volume 5, part 2, page 274.

1904/1905

Dacota Woman and Assiniboin Girl

This hand-colored plate was re-engraved from an original watercolor by Karl Bodmer. The plates were issued in a limited edition printing of fifty copies for the "Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition" (13 vols.) edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites in 1904. Image from volume 6, part 1, page 110.

1904/1905

Facsimile of an Indian Painting

This hand-colored plate was re-engraved from an original watercolor by Karl Bodmer. The plates were issued in a limited edition printing of fifty copies for the "Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition" (13 vols.) edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites in 1904. Image from volume 5, part 2, page 320.

1904/1905

Indian Utensils and Arms

This hand-colored plate was re-engraved from an original watercolor by Karl Bodmer. The plates were issued in a limited edition printing of fifty copies for the "Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition" (13 vols.) edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites in 1904. Image from volume 2, part 2, page 346.

1904/1905

Indian Utensils and Arms

This hand-colored plate was re-engraved from an original watercolor by Karl Bodmer. The plates were issued in a limited edition printing of fifty copies for the "Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition" (13 vols.) edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites in 1904. Image from volume 7, part 1, page 54.

1904/1905

Indian Utensils and Arms

This hand-colored plate was re-engraved from an original watercolor by Karl Bodmer. The plates were issued in a limited edition printing of fifty copies for the "Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition" (13 vols.) edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites in 1904. Image from volume 6, part 2, page 270.

1904/1905

Indian Utensils and Arms

This hand-colored plate was re-engraved from an original watercolor by Karl Bodmer. The plates were issued in a limited edition printing of fifty copies for the "Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition" (13 vols.) edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites in 1904. Image from volume 3, part 2, frontispiece.

1904/1905

Indian Utensils and Arms

This hand-colored plate was re-engraved from an original watercolor by Karl Bodmer. The plates were issued in a limited edition printing of fifty copies for the "Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition" (13 vols.) edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites in 1904. Image from volume 3, part 1, page 4.

1904/1905

Koutani Indian

This hand-colored plate was re-engraved from an original watercolor by Karl Bodmer. The plates were issued in a limited edition printing of fifty copies for the "Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition" (13 vols.) edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites in 1904. Image from volume 6, part 2, page 140.

1904/1905

Mato-Tope, A Mandan Chief

This hand-colored plate was re-engraved from an original watercolor by Karl Bodmer. The plates were issued in a limited edition printing of fifty copies for the "Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition" (13 vols.) edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites in 1904. Image from volume 5, part 2, page 368.

1904/1905

Mato-Tope, Adorned with the insignia of his warlike deeds

This hand-colored plate was re-engraved from an original watercolor by Karl Bodmer. The plates were issued in a limited edition printing of fifty copies for the "Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition" (13 vols.) edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites in 1904. Image from volume 4, part 2, frontispiece.

1904/1905

Mexkemahuastan, Chief of the Gros-ventres of the Prairies

This hand-colored plate was re-engraved from an original watercolor by Karl Bodmer. The plates were issued in a limited edition printing of fifty copies for the "Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition" (13 vols.) edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites in 1904. Image from volume 5, part 2, page 186.

1904/1905

Missouri Indian

This hand-colored plate was re-engraved from an original watercolor by Karl Bodmer. The plates were issued in a limited edition printing of fifty copies for the "Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition" (13 vols.) edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites in 1904. Image from volume 7, part 2, frontispiece.

1904/1905

Pehriska-Ruhpa, Minitaree Warrior in the costume of the dog dance

This hand-colored plate was re-engraved from an original watercolor by Karl Bodmer. The plates were issued in a limited edition printing of fifty copies for the "Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition" (13 vols.) edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites in 1904. Image from volume 5, part 2, page 354.

1904/1905

Pehriska-Ruhpa, A Minatarre or big-bellied Indian

This hand-colored plate was re-engraved from an original watercolor by Karl Bodmer. The plates were issued in a limited edition printing of fifty copies for the "Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition" (13 vols.) edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites in 1904. Image from volume 5, part 2, page 338.

1904/1905

Scalp Dance of the Minatarre

This hand-colored plate was re-engraved from an original watercolor by Karl Bodmer. The plates were issued in a limited edition printing of fifty copies for the "Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition" (13 vols.) edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites in 1904. Image from volume 1, part 2, page 336.

1904/1905

Sih-Chida and Mahchsi-Karehde, Mandan Indians

This hand-colored plate was re-engraved from an original watercolor by Karl Bodmer. The plates were issued in a limited edition printing of fifty copies for the "Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition" (13 vols.) edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites in 1904. Image from volume 5, part 2, page 286.

1904/1905

Woman of the Snake Tribe

This hand-colored plate was re-engraved from an original watercolor by Karl Bodmer. The plates were issued in a limited edition printing of fifty copies for the "Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition" (13 vols.) edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites in 1904. Image from volume 2, part 2, frontispiece.

1904/1905

Tatsicki-Stomick, Piekann Chief

This hand-colored plate was re-engraved from an original watercolor by Karl Bodmer. The plates were issued in a limited edition printing of fifty copies for the "Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition" (13 vols.) edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites in 1904. Image from volume 5, part 2, frontispiece.

1904/1905

Psihdja-Sahpa, A Yanktonan Indian

This hand-colored plate was re-engraved from an original watercolor by Karl Bodmer. The plates were issued in a limited edition printing of fifty copies for the "Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition" (13 vols.) edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites in 1904. Image from volume 6, part 2, frontispiece.

1904/1905

Mandeh Pahchu, A Young Mandan Indian

This hand-colored plate was re-engraved from an original watercolor by Karl Bodmer. The plates were issued in a limited edition printing of fifty copies for the "Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition" (13 vols.) edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites in 1904. Image from volume 1, part 2, page 166.

1904/1905