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George Catlin
Eeh-nís-kim, Crystal Stone, Wife of the Chief, 1832
Blackfoot/Kainai
oil
29 x 24 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.


“I have also placed upon my canvass [Crystal Stone]; her countenance is rather pleasing, which is an uncommon thing amongst the Blackfeet her dress is made of skins, and being the youngest of a bevy of six or eight, and the last one taken under his [the chief's] guardianship, was smiled upon with great satisfaction” (Letters and Notes, vol. 1, p. 30, pl. 13).

Painted at Fort Union in 1832. Crystal Stone also appears, full length, in cartoon 39, with her husband.



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