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George Catlin
Ah'-kay-ee-pix-en, Woman Who Strikes Many, 1832
oil
29 x 24 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.


Described by Catlin as a full-length portrait, with the subject “in a beautiful dress of the mountaingoats' skins, and her robe of the young buffalo's hide” (Letters and Notes, vol. 1, p. 34, pl. 17).

Painted at Fort Union in 1832. The markings on the subject's buffalo robe and the height of the skin lodge in the background vary slightly between the Field Museum and Smithsonian portraits . The latter more closely matches plate 17 in Letters and Notes.

Woman Who Strikes Many appears again in cartoon 38.


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