Three Fox Indians

The Sacs and Foxes, who were once two separate tribes, but with a language very similar, have, at some period not very remote, united into one, and are now an inseparable people, and go by the familiar appellation of the amalgam name of Sacs and Foxes’ … These people have sold so much of their land lately, that they have the luxuries of life to a considerable degree, and may be considered rich; consequently they look elated and happy, carrying themselves much above the humbled manner of most of the semi-civilized tribes, whose heads are hanging and drooping in poverty and despair.” (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 2, no. 56, 1841; reprint 1973)

Title
Three Fox Indians
Artist
Date
1837-1839?
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
  • Figure group
  • Ethnic – Indian – Sauk and Fox
Object Number
1985.66.19-21
Palette
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