Cú-sick, Son of the Chief

  • George Catlin, Cú-sick, Son of the Chief, 1837-1839?, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.271

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Cú-sick was a member of the Tuscarora tribe, one of the tribes of the confederacy called the Six Nations. George Catlin thought him "a very talented man—has been educated for the pulpit in some one of our public institutions, and is now a Baptist preacher, and I am told a very eloquent speaker." (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 2, no. 47, 1841; reprint 1973)

Title
Cú-sick, Son of the Chief
Artists
Date
1837-1839?
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.

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Classifications
Keywords
  • Ethnic – Indian
  • Portrait male – Cu Sick
  • Ethnic – Indian – Tuscarora
  • Portrait male – Cu Sick – bust
Object Number
1985.66.271
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