Aih-no-wa, The Fire, a Fox Medicine Man

  • George Catlin, Aih-no-wa, The Fire, a Fox Medicine Man, 1835, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.17

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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 probably painted this work at a Sac and Fox village in 1835. (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 1, no.

Title
Aih-no-wa, The Fire, a Fox Medicine Man
Artist
Date
1835
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 – Fire – full length
  • Object – weapon – bow and arrow
  • Ethnic – Indian – Sauk and Fox
  • Dress – ethnic – Indian dress
Object Number
1985.66.17
Palette
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