Tchán-dee, Tobacco, an Oglala Chief

  • George Catlin, Tchán-dee, Tobacco, an Oglala Chief, 1832, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.71

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George Catlin described Tchán-dee as “a desperate warrior, and . . . one of the most respectable and famous chiefs of the tribe.” The artist painted this portrait at Fort Pierre in 1832. (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 1, no. 27, 1841; reprint 1973)

Title
Tchán-dee, Tobacco, an Oglala Chief
Artists
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.

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Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Tobacco
  • Ethnic – Indian – Oglala
  • Ethnic – Indian – Dakota
  • Ethnic – Indian – Sioux
Object Number
1985.66.71
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