Jee-hé-o-hó-shah, Cannot Be Thrown Down, a Warrior

  • George Catlin, Jee-hé-o-hó-shah, Cannot Be Thrown Down, a Warrior, 1832, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.23

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“Amongst those tribes who thus shave and ornament their heads, the crest is uniformly blood-red; and the upper part of the head, and generally a considerable part of the face, as red as they can possibly make it with vermilion. I found these people cutting off the hair with small scissors, which they purchase of the Fur Traders; and they told me that previous to getting scissors, they cut it away with their knives; and before they got knives, they were in the habit of burning it off with red-hot stones, which was a very slow and painful operation.” (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 2, no. 34, 1841; reprint 1973)

Title
Jee-hé-o-hó-shah, Cannot Be Thrown Down, a Warrior
Artist
Date
1832
Location
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 – Cannot Be Thrown Down
  • Ethnic – Indian – Kansas
Object Number
1985.66.23
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