George Catlin, Ah-sháw-wah-róoks-te, Medicine Horse, a Grand Pawnee Brave, 1832, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.101
George Catlin probably painted these images of Pawnee chiefs and warriors at Fort Leavenworth (in today’s Kansas) in 1832. He later described the tribe as “A very powerful and warlike nation, living on the river Platte, about one hundred miles from its junction with the Missouri; laying claim to, and exercising sway over, the whole country, from its mouth to the base of the Rocky Mountains.
Ah-sháw-wah-róoks-te, Medicine Horse, a Grand Pawnee Brave
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29 x 24 in. (73.7 x 60.9 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.
- Portrait male – Medicine Horse – full length
- Ethnic – Indian – Pawnee
- Dress – accessory – jewelry
- Dress – ethnic – Indian dress
- Recreation – leisure – smoking
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