Ko-mán-i-kin-o-haw, Little Whale, a Brave

  • 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)

Title
Ko-mán-i-kin-o-haw, Little Whale, a Brave
Artist
Date
1831
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
21 1816 12 in. (53.642.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Little Whale
  • Ethnic – Indian – Menominee
Object Number
1985.66.221
Palette
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