Cú-sick, Son of the Chief

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
Artist
Date
1837-1839?
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
2924 in. (73.760.9 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Ethnic – Indian
  • Ethnic – Indian – Tuscarora
  • Portrait male – Cu Sick – bust
Object Number
1985.66.271
Palette
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