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Wi-lóoh-tah-eeh-tcháh-ta-máh-nee, Red Thing That Touches in Marching, Daughter of Black Rock

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. 1985.66.81 Not currently on view

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“She is an unmarried girl, and much esteemed by the whole tribe [Western Sioux/Lakota], for her modesty, as well as beauty. She was beautifully dressed in skins, ornamented profusely with brass buttons and beads. Her hair was plaited, her ears supported a great profusion of curious beads---and over her other dress she wore a handsomely garnished buffalo robe.” Geore Catlin painted this portrait at Fort Pierre in 1832. (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 1, no. 27, 1841; reprint 1973)


Dress - ethnic - Indian dress

Ethnic - Indian - Dakota

Ethnic - Indian - Sioux

Portrait female - Red Thing That Touches In Marching

Portrait female - Red Thing That Touches In Marching - bust


paint - oil

fabric - canvas

metal - aluminum - support added