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
“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.
Aih-no-wa, The Fire, a Fox Medicine Man
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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 – Fire – full length
- Object – weapon – bow and arrow
- Ethnic – Indian – Sauk and Fox
- Dress – ethnic – Indian dress
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