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)
Mee-chéet-e-neuh, Wounded Bear's Shoulder, Wife of the Chief
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21 1/8 x 16 1/2 in. (53.5 x 41.9 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.
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- oil on canvas
- Ethnic – Indian – Menominee
- Portrait female – Wounded Bear's Shoulder
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