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Tcha-káuk-o-ko-máugh, Great Chief, a Boy

1831 George Catlin Born: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 1796 Died: Jersey City, New Jersey 1872 oil on canvas 21 1/8 x 16 1/2 in. (53.6 x 41.9 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr. 1985.66.225 Not currently on view


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“This tribe [Menominee] living out of the reach of buffaloes, cover themselves with blankets, instead of robes, and wear a profusion of beads and wampum, and other trinkets.” George Catlin probably executed this portrait in Washington in1831. (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 2, no. 52, 1841; reprint 1973)

Keywords

Ethnic - Indian - Menominee

Portrait male - Great Chief - child

painting

paint - oil

fabric - canvas

metal - aluminum - support added