Ah'-sho-cole, Rotten Foot, a Noted Warrior

  • George Catlin, Ah'-sho-cole, Rotten Foot, a Noted Warrior, 1834, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.60

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“I have visited forty-eight different tribes, the greater part of which I found speaking different languages, and containing in all 400,000 souls. I have brought home safe, and in good order, 310 portraits in oil, all painted in their native dress, and in their own wigwams . . . as well as a very extensive and curious collection of their costumes, and all their other manufactures, from the size of a wigwam down to the size of a quill or a rattle.” George Catlin painted portraits of the Wichita, including Rotten Foot, at a Comanche village in 1834. (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 1, no. 1, 1841; reprint 1973)

Ah'-sho-cole, Rotten Foot, a Noted Warrior
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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.

Mediums Description
oil on canvas
  • Ethnic – Indian – Wichita
  • Dress – ethnic – Indian dress
  • Object – weapon – axe
  • Portrait male – Rotten Foot – waist length
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