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Ni-a-có-mo, Fix With the Foot, a Brave

1830 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. 1985.66.254 Not currently on view


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“PI-AN-KE-SHAWS. The remnant of another tribe, of the states of Illinois and Indiana, who have also recently sold out their country to Government, and are under contract to move to the West of the Missouri, in the vicinity of Fort Leavenworth . . . [a] reduced and enfeebled tribe, which do not number more than 170 persons at this time.” George Catlin probably painted Fix with the Foot at Fort Leavenworth (in today’s Kansas) in 1830. (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 2, no. 47, 1841; reprint 1973)

Keywords

Ethnic - Indian - Piankashaw

Portrait male - Fix With The Foot

painting

paint - oil

fabric - canvas

metal - aluminum - support added