Ah'-kay-ee-pix-en, Woman Who Strikes Many
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 Woman Who Strikes Many, a member of the Blackfoot/Siksika tribe, in 1832 at Fort Union, two thousand miles northwest of St. Louis, in the heart of Blackfoot and Crow country. He later wrote that she wore “a beautiful dress of the mountain-goats’ skin, and her robe of the young buffalo’s hide.” (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 1, no. 5, 1841, reprint 1973; Truettner, The Natural Man Observed, 1979)
Ethnic - Indian - Blackfoot
Portrait female - Woman Who Strikes Many
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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