George Catlin, Hól-te-mál-te-téz-te-néek-ee, Sam Perryman, 1834, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.289
“I have given the portraits of two distinguished men, and I believe, both chiefs. The first by the name of Stee-cha-co-me-co (the great king), familiarly called ‘Ben Perryman [see 1985.66.288];’ and the other, Hol-te-mal-te-tez-te-neehk-ee . . . called ‘Sam Perryman.’ These two men are brothers, and are fair specimens of the tribe [Creek/Muskogee], who are mostly clad in calicoes, and other cloths of civilized manufacture; tasselled and fringed off by themselves in the most fantastic way, and sometimes with much true and picturesque taste.
Hól-te-mál-te-téz-te-néek-ee, Sam Perryman
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29 x 24 in. (73.7 x 60.9 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.
- Portrait male – Perryman, Sam – waist length
- Portrait male – Perryman, Sam
- Ethnic – Indian – Creek
- Dress – ethnic – Indian dress
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