Pash-ee-pa-hó, Little Stabbing Chief, a Venerable Sauk Chief

  • George Catlin, Pash-ee-pa-hó, Little Stabbing Chief, a Venerable Sauk Chief, 1835, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.11

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Pash-ee-pa-ho (the little stabbing chief), a very old man, holding his shield, staff and pipe in his hands; has long been the head civil chief of this tribe; but, as is generally the case in very old age, he has resigned the office to those who are younger and better qualified to do the duties of it.” (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 2, no. 56, 1841; reprint 1973)

Title
Pash-ee-pa-hó, Little Stabbing Chief, a Venerable Sauk Chief
Artist
Date
1835
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 – Little Stabbing Chief – full length
  • Dress – accessory – shield
  • Dress – ethnic – Indian dress
  • Recreation – leisure – smoking
  • Portrait male – Little Stabbing Chief
  • Ethnic – Indian – Sauk and Fox
Object Number
1985.66.11
Palette
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