A'h-sha-la-cóots-ah, Mole in the Forehead, Chief of the Republican Pawnee

  • 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

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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
A'h-sha-la-cóots-ah, Mole in the Forehead, Chief of the Republican Pawnee
Artist
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
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Mole in the Forehead
  • Ethnic – Indian – Pawnee
Object Number
1985.66.104
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