Ha-na-tá-nu-maúk, Wolf Chief, Head Chief of the Tribe

  • George Catlin, Ha-na-tá-nu-maúk, Wolf Chief, Head Chief of the Tribe, 1832, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.127

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“This man is head-chief of the [Mandan] nation, and familiarly known by the name of ‘Chef de Loup’ as the French Traders call him; a haughty, austere, and overbearing man, respected and feared by his people rather than loved. The tenure by which this man holds his office, is that by which head-chiefs of most of the tribes claim, that of inheritance . . .

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Ha-na-tá-nu-maúk, Wolf Chief, Head Chief of the Tribe
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Date
1832
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Dimensions
29 x 24 in. (73.7 x 60.9 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.

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Keywords
  • Ethnic – Indian – Mandan
  • Portrait male – Wolf Chief
Object Number
1985.66.127
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