Tcha-aés-ka-ding, Grandson of Buffalo Bull's Back Fat
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.
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 3A
Luce Center Label
This plump six-year-old was directly in line to become chief of the Blackfoot. Twice kidnapped by Crow, he lived at Fort Union under the protection of its chief trader Kenneth Mackenzie, who planned to keep him until “he shall arrive at the proper age to take up the office which he is to succeed.”
Dress - ethnic - Indian dress
Ethnic - Indian - Blackfoot
Object - weapon - bow and arrow
Portrait male - Buffalo Bull's Back Fat, Grandson of - full length
paint - oil
fabric - canvas
metal - aluminum - support added
About George Catlin
Born: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 1796 Died: Jersey City, New Jersey 1872
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