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No-ho-mun-ya, One Who Gives No Attention

1844 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. 1985.66.522 Not currently on view


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George Catlin described this man as “the finest looking man of the party,” and noted the chief’s “elegant” limbs and “Herculean” frame. The Iowa brave, who was also called “Roman Nose,” died in Liverpool, England, before the Iowa delegation departed for Paris.

Keywords

Ethnic - Indian - Kansas

Portrait male - Man of Good Sense

painting

paint - oil

fabric - canvas

metal - aluminum - support added