Mee-chéet-e-neuh, Wounded Bear’s Shoulder, Wife of the Chief

  • George Catlin, Mee-chéet-e-neuh, Wounded Bear's Shoulder, Wife of the Chief, 1831, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.219

George Catlin probably painted this woman in Washington, D.C. in1831, when Menominee chief Grizzly Bear, his wife Wounded Bear’s Shoulder, and thirteen members of his tribe visited the capital to negotiate the sale of a portion of their tribal lands. (Truettner, The Natural Man Observed , 1979)

Title
Mee-chéet-e-neuh, Wounded Bear’s Shoulder, Wife of the Chief
Artist
Date
1831
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
21 1816 12 in. (53.541.9 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Ethnic – Indian – Menominee
Object Number
1985.66.219
Palette
Linked Open Data
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