Mó-sho-la-túb-bee, He Who Puts Out and Kills, Chief of the Tribe

  • George Catlin, Mó-sho-la-túb-bee, He Who Puts Out and Kills, Chief of the Tribe, 1834, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.294

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George Catlin described this man as a “famous and excellent chief” of the Choctaw, and painted his portrait at Fort Gibson, Arkansas Territory, in 1834. (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 2, no. 49, 1841; reprint 1973)

Title
Mó-sho-la-túb-bee, He Who Puts Out and Kills, Chief of the Tribe
Artist
Date
1834
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
29 x 24 in. (73.7 x 60.9 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – He Who Puts Out And Kills
  • Ethnic – Indian – Choctaw
Object Number
1985.66.294
Palette
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