String, a Renowned Warrior

  • George Catlin, String, a Renowned Warrior, 1831, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.268

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The Seneca warrior String came to Washington in early 1831, accompanying a delegation of his tribesmen who were there to negotiate a treaty for the sale of their lands south of Lake Erie to the United States. George Catlin probably painted String and other members of the tribe in the capital that year. The artist described the Senecas as “one of the most numerous and effective tribes, constituting the compact called the ‘Six Nations’ . . .

Title
String, a Renowned Warrior
Artists
Date
1831
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
21 1/8 x 16 1/2 in. (53.8 x 41.9 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.

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Keywords
  • Portrait male – String
  • Ethnic – Indian – Seneca
Object Number
1985.66.268
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