Tul-lock-chísh-ko, Drinks the Juice of the Stone, in Ball-player's Dress

  • George Catlin, Tul-lock-chísh-ko, Drinks the Juice of the Stone, in Ball-player's Dress, 1834, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.299

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“The most distinguished ball-player of the Choctaw nation, represented in his ball-play dress, with his ball-sticks in his hands. In every ball-play of these people, it is a rule of the play, that no man shall wear moccasins on his feet, or any other dress than his breech-cloth around his waist, with a beautiful bead belt, and a ‘tail,’ made of white horsehair or quills, and a ‘mane’ on the neck, of horsehair dyed of various colors.” George Catlin executed this work at Fort Gibson, Arkansas Territory, in 1834. (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 2, no. 49, 1841; reprint 1973)

Title
Tul-lock-chísh-ko, Drinks the Juice of the Stone, in Ball-player's Dress
Artist
Date
1834
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.

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Dress – ethnic – Indian dress
  • Portrait male – Drinks the Juice of the Stone
  • Ethnic – Indian – Choctaw
  • Portrait male – Drinks the Juice of the Stone – full length
Object Number
1985.66.299
Palette
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