Notch-ee-níng-a, No Heart, (called White Cloud), Chief of the Tribe

  • George Catlin, Notch-ee-níng-a, No Heart, (called White Cloud), Chief of the Tribe, 1832, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.256

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No Heart was chief of the Iowas, and when he sat for George Catlin in 1832, he was, the artist later wrote, “tastefully dressed with a buffalo robe wrapped around him, with a necklace of grizzly bear's claws on his neck; with shield, bow, and quiver on, and a profusion of wampum strings on his neck.” Catlin probably painted No Heart at Fort Leavenworth, in present-day Kansas. (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 2, no. 34, 1841; reprint 1973)

Title
Notch-ee-níng-a, No Heart, (called White Cloud), Chief of the Tribe
Artist
Date
1832
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 – White Cloud
  • Portrait male – No Heart
  • Ethnic – Indian – Iowa
Object Number
1985.66.256
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