PrairieFireGeorgeCatlin1832

George Catlin (1796-1872), Prairie Meadows Burning, 1832, 11 x 14.13 in., Smithsonian

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2 responses to “PrairieFireGeorgeCatlin1832

  1. What an amazing picture: it looks so contemporary! Fire has certaintly been a profound element in the ecology of the whole country (vide “Forgotten Fires” by Omer Stewart). I pity those who build in fire-dependent ecosystems not realizing they must take drastic measure to protect their belongings (and lives).

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