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Painting: George Catlin: Ah-móu-a, The Whale, One of Kee-o-kúk's Principal Braves
Ah-móu-a, The Whale, One of Kee-o-kúk's Principal Braves


Ah-móu-a, The Whale, One of Kee-o-kúk's Principal Braves
1835
George Catlin
oil on canvas
29 x 24 in. (73.7 x 60.9 cm)
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.
1985.66.9

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George Catlin painted this portrait at a Sac and Fox village in 1835. He described the subject as “holding a handsome war-club in his hand.” (Catlin, 1848 Catalogue, Catlin’s Indian Gallery, SAAM online exhibition)

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