Shó-me-kós-see, The Wolf, a Chief

George Catlin identified Shó-me-kós-see, The Wolf, as a chief of some distinction, with a bold and manly outline of head; exhibiting, like most of this tribe, an European outline of features, signally worthy the notice of the enquiring world. The head of this chief was most curiously ornamented, and his neck bore a profusion of wampum strings.” (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 2, no. 34, 1841; reprint 1973)

Title
Shó-me-kós-see, The Wolf, a Chief
Artist
Date
1832
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
2924 in. (73.760.9 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Dress – ethnic – Indian dress
  • Dress – accessory – jewelry
  • Portrait male – Wolf – bust
Object Number
1985.66.22
Palette
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