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Kah-béck-a, The Twin, Wife of Bloody Hand

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. 1985.66.124 Smithsonian American Art Museum
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The Twin was the wife of Bloody Hand, chief of the Arikara tribe. George Catlin painted both their portraits during his travels West in 1832. This portrait was painted at a Mandan village.

Keywords

Dress - ethnic - Indian dress

Ethnic - Indian - Arikara

Portrait female - Twin

Portrait female - Twin - bust

painting

paint - oil

fabric - canvas

metal - aluminum - support added