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Mix-ke-móte-skin-na, Iron Horn, a Warrior

1832 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. 1985.66.153 Not currently on view

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George Catlin described Iron Horn, a warrior of the Blackfoot/Siksika tribe, as wearing “a splendid dress.” The artist executed this work at Fort Union in the upper Midwest in 1832. (Catlin, 1848 Catalogue, Catlin’s Indian Gallery, SAAM online exhibition)


Dress - ethnic - Indian dress

Ethnic - Indian - Blackfoot

Portrait male - Iron Horn

Portrait male - Iron Horn - bust


paint - oil

fabric - canvas

metal - aluminum - support added