Ah-sháw-wah-róoks-te, Medicine Horse, a Grand Pawnee Brave

  • 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

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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.

Title
Ah-sháw-wah-róoks-te, Medicine Horse, a Grand Pawnee Brave
Artists
Date
1832
On View
Not 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
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Medicine Horse – full length
  • Ethnic – Indian – Pawnee
  • Dress – accessory – jewelry
  • Dress – ethnic – Indian dress
  • Recreation – leisure – smoking
Object Number
1985.66.101
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