George Catlin, Sha-có-pay, The Six, Chief of the Plains Ojibwa, 1832, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.182
“The chief of that part of the Ojibbeway tribe who inhabit these northern regions . . . is a man of huge size; with dignity of manner, and pride and vanity, just about in proportion to his bulk. He sat for his portrait in a most beautiful dress, fringed with scalp locks in profusion; which he had snatched, in his early life from his enemies’ heads, and now wears as proud trophies and proofs of what his arm has accomplished in battles with his enemies.
Sha-có-pay, The Six, Chief of the Plains Ojibwa
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29 x 24 in. (73.7 x 60.9 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.
- Portrait male – Six – bust
- Ethnic – Indian – Ojibwa
- Portrait male – Six
- Dress – ethnic – Indian dress
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