O-ho-páh-sha, Small Whoop, a Distinguished Warrior

  • George Catlin, O-ho-páh-sha, Small Whoop, a Distinguished Warrior, 1831, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.229

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George Catlin described Small Whoop, a member of the Menominee tribe, as a “hard-visaged warrior, of most remarkable distinction.” The artist probably painted this portrait in Washington in 1831. (Catlin, 1848 Catalogue, Catlin’s Indian Gallery, SAAM online exhibition)

Title
O-ho-páh-sha, Small Whoop, a Distinguished Warrior
Artist
Date
1831
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
21 1/8 x 16 1/2 in. (53.7 x 42.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Small Whoop
  • Ethnic – Indian – Menominee
Object Number
1985.66.229
Palette
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