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U'sh-ee-kitz, He Who Fights with a Feather, Chief of the Tribe

1834 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. 1985.66.68 Not currently on view

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George Catlin described U’sh-ee-kitz as a “very polite and polished Indian, in his manners, and remarkable for his mode of embracing the officers and others in council.” The artist painted this portrait at a Comanche village in 1834. (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 2, no. 43, 1841; reprint 1973)


Ethnic - Indian - Waco

Portrait male - He Who Fights With A Feather


paint - oil

fabric - canvas

metal - aluminum - support added