Hee-oh'ks-te-kin, Rabbit's Skin Leggings

  • George Catlin, Hee-oh'ks-te-kin, Rabbit's Skin Leggings, 1832, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.145

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George Catlin probably painted this portrait of Hee-oh’ks-te-kin in St. Louis, or aboard the steamboat Yellowstone, in 1832. The dignified bearing of the young men and the attention to detail in the elaborately beaded tunics and beaded and feathered hair reflect Catlin’s regard for his subjects.

Title
Hee-oh'ks-te-kin, Rabbit's Skin Leggings
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
  • Ethnic – Indian – Nez Perce
  • Dress – ethnic – Indian dress
  • Portrait male – Rabbit's Skin Leggings – bust
Object Number
1985.66.145
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