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Mó-sho-la-túb-bee, He Who Puts Out and Kills, 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. 1985.66.294 Not currently on view

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George Catlin described this man as a “famous and excellent chief” of the Choctaw, and painted his portrait at Fort Gibson, Arkansas Territory, in 1834. (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 2, no. 49, 1841; reprint 1973)


Ethnic - Indian - Choctaw

Portrait male - He Who Puts Out And Kills


paint - oil

fabric - canvas

metal - aluminum - support added