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Nóm-ba-mon-nee, Double Walker, a Brave

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. 1985.66.116 Not currently on view


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Omaha brave Double Walker wears a buffalo robe and leggings fringed with scalp locks. His hair is dressed with a roach of stiff animal hair dyed with vermilion and decorated with a single feather that may indicate he was a warrior. George Catlin painted this portrait at Fort Leavenworth (in today’s Kansas) in 1832. (Gurney and Heyman, eds., George Catlin and His Indian Gallery, 2002)

Keywords

Dress - ethnic - Indian dress

Ethnic - Indian - Omaha

Portrait male - Double Walker - full length

Recreation - leisure - smoking

painting

paint - oil

fabric - canvas

metal - aluminum - support added