Eé-hee-a-duck-cée-a, He Who Ties His Hair Before

  • George Catlin, Eé-hee-a-duck-cée-a, He Who Ties His Hair Before, 1832, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.163

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“I have also secured portraits of . . . fine and fair specimens of this tribe, in both of which are exhibited the extraordinary instances of the natural hair reaching to the ground, peculiarities belonging almost exclusively to this tribe . . . The Crows are generally handsome, and comfortably clad; every man in the nation oils his hair with a profusion of bear's grease, and promotes its growth to the utmost of his ability . . . In a former letter I gave some account of the head peculiar to this tribe, which may well be recorded as a national characteristic . . .

Title
Eé-hee-a-duck-cée-a, He Who Ties His Hair Before
Artists
Date
1832
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
  • Portrait male – He Who Ties His Hair Before – full length
  • Ethnic – Indian – Crow
  • Portrait male – He Who Ties His Hair Before
  • Dress – ethnic – Indian dress
Object Number
1985.66.163
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