H'co-a-h'co-a-h'cotes-min, No Horns on His Head, a Brave
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.
Smithsonian American Art Museum
2nd Floor, East Wing
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George Catlin painted this portrait of No Horns on His Head and Rabbit’s Skin Leggings (see 1985.66.145), both Nez Perce braves, as a pair and described his subjects in these words: “These two men, when I painted them, were in beautiful Sioux dresses . . . [they] were part of a delegation that came across the Rocky Mountains to St. Louis . . .” Catlin noted that he had traveled two thousand miles with these braves “towards their own country,” and during that time had become “much pleased with their manners and dispositions.” (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 2, no. 48, 1841; reprint 1973)
Dress - ethnic - Indian dress
Ethnic - Indian - Nez Perce
Portrait male - No Horns on His Head - bust
paint - oil
fabric - canvas
metal - aluminum - support added
About George Catlin
Born: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 1796 Died: Jersey City, New Jersey 1872
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