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In-ne-ó-cose, Buffalo's Child, a Warrior

1832 George Catlin Born: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 1796 Died: Jersey City, New Jersey 1872 oil on canvas 29 x 24 in. (73.7 x 60.9 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr. 1985.66.151 Not currently on view

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George Catlin described Buffalo’s Child as a “warrior, full-length, with medicine-bag of otter-skin.” He executed this portrait at Fort Union in the upper Midwest in 1832. (Catlin, 1848 Catalogue, Catlin’s Indian Gallery, SAAM online exhibition)


Ethnic - Indian - Blackfoot

Portrait male - Buffalo's Child


paint - oil

fabric - canvas

metal - aluminum - support added