Káw-kaw-ne-chóo-a, a Brave

  • George Catlin, Káw-kaw-ne-chóo-a, a Brave, 1828, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.210

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George Catlin described this Brave, along with the Snake (see 1985.66.213), as “fair specimens of the [Winnebago] tribe, who are generally a rather short and thick-set, square shouldered set of men.” The artist probably painted the two portraits in Washington, D.C., in the autumn of 1828. (Truettner, The Natural Man Observed, 1979)

Title
Káw-kaw-ne-chóo-a, a Brave
Artist
Date
1828
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
18 3/8 x 14 in. (46.7 x 35.7 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Kaw Kaw Ne Choo A
  • Ethnic – Indian – Winnebago
Object Number
1985.66.210
Palette
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