Pash-ee-pa-hó, Little Stabbing Chief, the Younger, One of Black Hawk's Braves

  • George Catlin, Pash-ee-pa-hó, Little Stabbing Chief, the Younger, One of Black Hawk's Braves, 1832, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.15

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George Catlin painted Black Hawk and his warriors when they were prisoners at Jefferson Barracks near St. Louis in October 1832. Catlin's visit to Jefferson Barracks must have taken place shortly after he returned from the Upper Missouri. With the experience of his most productive summer behind him, he turned to the Sac prisoners, painting them with a sure economy that emphasizes the oval geometry of their features and their shaven skulls. (Truettner, The Natural Man Observed, 1979)

Title
Pash-ee-pa-hó, Little Stabbing Chief, the Younger, One of Black Hawk's Braves
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
  • Ethnic – Indian – Sauk and Fox
  • Portrait male – Little Stabbing Chief the Younger
Object Number
1985.66.15
Palette
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