George Catlin, Chee-me-náh-na-quet, Great Cloud, son of Grizzly Bear, 1831, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.220
George Catlin remembered this man as “an ill-natured and insolent fellow who has since been killed for some of his murderous deeds.” Great Cloud probably sat for this portrait in Washington, D.C., in January 1831. (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 2, no. 52, 1841; reprint 1973)
Chee-me-náh-na-quet, Great Cloud, son of Grizzly Bear
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21 1/8 x 16 1/2 in. (53.6 x 42.0 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.
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- oil on canvas
- Portrait male – Great Cloud
- Ethnic – Indian – Menominee
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