Little Bear, Steep Wind, The Dog; Three Distinguished Warriors of the Sioux Tribe

  • George Catlin, Little Bear, Steep Wind, The Dog; Three Distinguished Warriors of the Sioux Tribe, ca. 1865-1871, oil on paperboard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.362,054

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After traveling and painting in South America, George Catlin settled in Brussels in 1860, where he re-created many of the works from his Indian Gallery. He called his second collection “cartoons” because he created the images from pencil outlines drawn on cardboard. In this composition, he combined three individual portraits from the Indian Gallery into a group portrait.

Title
Little Bear, Steep Wind, The Dog; Three Distinguished Warriors of the Sioux Tribe
Artist
Date
ca. 1865-1871
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
18 3/4 x 24 7/8 in. (47.7 x 63.3 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on paperboard
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Little Bear
  • Portrait male – Steep Wind
  • Portrait male – Dog
  • Ethnic – Indian – Dakota
  • Ethnic – Indian – Sioux
Object Number
1985.66.362,054
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