Go-to-ków-páh-ah, Stands by Himself, a Distinguished Brave

  • George Catlin, Go-to-ków-páh-ah, Stands by Himself, a Distinguished Brave, 1830, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.248

George Catlin described the subject as having an intelligent European head,” and holding a hatchet in his hand. He probably painted this image at Fort Leavenworth (in today’s Kansas) in 1830. (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 2, no. 47, 1841, reprint 1973, and 1848 Catalogue, Catlin’s Indian Gallery, SAAM online exhibition)

Title
Go-to-ków-páh-ah, Stands by Himself, a Distinguished Brave
Artist
Date
1830
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
  • Portrait male – Stands By Himself
  • Ethnic – Indian – Wea
Object Number
1985.66.248
Palette
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