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Wah-chee-háhs-ka, Man Who Puts All Out of Doors

1835 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. 1985.66.207 Not currently on view


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Man Who Puts All Out of Doors was a member of the Winnebago tribe, and George Catlin described him as “the largest man of the tribe, with rattle-snakes' skins on his arms, and his war-club in his hand.” (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 2, no. 52, 1841; reprint 1973)

Keywords

Ethnic - Indian - Winnebago

Portrait male - Man Who Puts All Out of Doors

painting

paint - oil

fabric - canvas

metal - aluminum - support added