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Tsee-moúnt, Great Wonder, Carrying Her Baby in Her Robe

1832 George Catlin Born: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 1796 Died: Jersey City, New Jersey 1872 Smithsonian American Art Museum 1985.66.177 Smithsonian American Art Museum
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George Catlin described his image of a Plains Cree woman and her baby as a “full length portrait . . . showing fairly the fashion of cutting and ornamenting the dresses of the females in this tribe.” He painted this portrait at Fort Union in the upper Midwest in 1832. (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 1, no. 8, 1841; reprint 1973)

Keywords

Ethnic - Indian - Cree

Figure group - female and child

Portrait female - Great Wonder

painting

paint - oil

fabric - canvas

metal - aluminum - support added