Ni-có-man, The Answer, Second Chief

  • George Catlin, Ni-có-man, The Answer, Second Chief, 1830, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.275

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The Answer was a chief of the Delaware/Lenape tribe, and George Catlin probably painted his portrait in 1830 at Fort Leavenworth (in today’s Kansas), where the artist created his first portraits of Indians in the West. (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 2, no. 47, 1841; reprint 1973)

Title
Ni-có-man, The Answer, Second Chief
Artist
Date
1830
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 – Answer – waist length
  • Object – weapon – bow and arrow
  • Ethnic – Indian – Delaware
  • Dress – ethnic – Indian dress
Object Number
1985.66.275
Palette
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