Há-tchoo-túc-knee, Snapping Turtle, a Half-breed

  • George Catlin, Há-tchoo-túc-knee, Snapping Turtle, a Half-breed, 1834, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.296

Exhibition Label
Like the Cherokee, Creek, Chickasaw, and Seminole, the Choctaw were farmers, plantation owners, and educated professionals. Snapping Turtle, also known as Peter Pitchlynn, was a graduate of the University of Nashville and George Catlin’s source for “much curious and valuable information, of the history and traditions of his tribe.” Catlin painted his portrait at Fort Gibson, Arkansas Territory, in 1834.
Title
Há-tchoo-túc-knee, Snapping Turtle, a Half-breed
Artist
Date
1834
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.

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Ethnic – Indian – Choctaw
  • Portrait male – Snapping Turtle
Object Number
1985.66.296
Palette
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