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George Catlin
Ah-móu-a, The Whale, One of Kee-o-kúk's Principal Braves, 1835
Sac and Fox
oil
29 x 24 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.


Catlin describes the subject as “holding a handsome war-club in his hand” (1848 catalogue, p. 9).

Painted at the Sauk and Fox village in 1835. The Whale's display of costume accessories and weapons rivals that of Keokuk. The subject, holding the same war club, appears again in cartoon 13, with his wife.



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