George Catlin, Ko-mán-i-kin-o-haw, Little Whale, a Brave, 1831, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.221
Late in the autumn of 1830, George Catlin visited Washington, D.C., where he painted members of a delegation of Menominees from Michigan Territory. He described Little Whale as “a brave with his medicine-wand, his looking-glass, and scissors.” (Catlin, 1848 Catalogue, Catlin’s Indian Gallery, SAAM online exhibition)
Ko-mán-i-kin-o-haw, Little Whale, a Brave
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21 1/8 x 16 1/2 in. (53.6 x 42.0 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.
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- oil on canvas
- Portrait male – Little Whale
- Ethnic – Indian – Menominee
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