Ish-a-ró-yeh, He Who Carries a Wolf, a Distinguished Brave

  • George Catlin, Ish-a-ró-yeh, He Who Carries a Wolf, a Distinguished Brave, 1834, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.48

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George Catlin painted He Who Carries a Wolf at the Comanche village in 1834. Ish-a-ró-yeh was a man of some standing in the tribe who, Catlin later wrote, “piloted the dragoons to the Camanchee village, and received a handsome rifle from Colonel Dodge for so doing.” He was named “from the circumstance of his carrying a medicine-bag made of the skin of a wolf; he holds a whip in his hand.” (Catlin, 1848 Catalogue, Catlin’s Indian Gallery, SAAM online exhibition; Truettner, The Natural Man Observed, 1979)

Title
Ish-a-ró-yeh, He Who Carries a Wolf, a Distinguished Brave
Artist
Date
1834
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.

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – He Who Carries A Wolf
  • Ethnic – Indian – Comanche
Object Number
1985.66.48
Palette
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