George Catlin, Aúh-ka-nah-paw-wáh, Earth Standing, an Old and Valiant Warrior, 1831, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.227
“The Menomonies. Like the Winnebagoes, are the remnant of a much more numerous and independent tribe, but have been reduced and enervated by the use of whiskey and the ravages of the small-pox, and number at this time, something like three thousand, living chiefly on the banks of Fox River, and the Western shore of Green Bay. They visit Prairie du Chien, where their annuities are paid them; and they indulge in the <i>bane </i> [of alcohol].” George Catlin probably painted this work in Washington in1831. (Catlin, <i>Letters and Notes </i>, vol. 2, no. 52, 1841; reprint 1973)
Aúh-ka-nah-paw-wáh, Earth Standing, an Old and Valiant Warrior
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21 1/8 x 16 1/2 in. (53.6 x 41.9 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.
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- oil on canvas
- Ethnic – Indian – Menominee
- Portrait male – Earth Standing – elderly
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