Ah'-kay-ee-pix-en, Woman Who Strikes Many

  • George Catlin, Ah'-kay-ee-pix-en, Woman Who Strikes Many, 1832, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.155

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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)

Title
Ah'-kay-ee-pix-en, Woman Who Strikes Many
Artist
Date
1832
On View
Dimensions
29 x 24 in. (73.7 x 60.9 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait female – Woman Who Strikes Many
  • Ethnic – Indian – Blackfoot
Object Number
1985.66.155
Palette
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