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Pa-ris-ka-roó-pa, Two Crows, a Chief

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. 1985.66.173 Not currently on view

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The subject was dressed, according to George Catlin, in a “handsome shirt, ornamented with ermine, and necklace of grisly bears’ claws.” The artist painted this work at a Hidatsa village in 1832. (Catlin, 1848 Catalogue, Catlin’s Indian Gallery, SAAM online exhibition)


Dress - ethnic - Indian dress

Ethnic - Indian - Hidatsa

Portrait male - Two Crows

Portrait male - Two Crows - bust


paint - oil

fabric - canvas

metal - aluminum - support added