George Catlin, A'h-sha-la-cóots-ah, Mole in the Forehead, Chief of the Republican Pawnee, 1832, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.104
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.
A'h-sha-la-cóots-ah, Mole in the Forehead, Chief of the Republican Pawnee
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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.
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- oil on canvas
- Portrait male – Mole in the Forehead
- Ethnic – Indian – Pawnee
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