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Black Rock Chief with Two Women

Identifier: Art Survey No. 991

Scope and Contents

Three full length portraits: Sioux, the Black Rock (chief), The Little Red Thing that Touches the Ground in Marching (daughter), and Eeh-loo-ta (wife); center is man wearing elaborate feather headdress, woman on right has papoose and smal child, woman on left wearing decorated robe and face markings. Mounted on paper cardboard. Catlin cat. (1871) #5.


  • 1853-1870


Biographical / Historical

Born in: Wilkes-Barre, PA;Died in: Jersey City, NJ.Active in: U.S.; Europe.Catlin's 1840s and 1850s portraits and paintings of Indian and western culture are important documents in American history, anthropology, and art.


1 Object : painting : oil on paper ; 17 7/8 x 24 1/4 in., mounted 21 x 27 3/4 in.

Language of Materials



Condition: Fair (4).

Related Materials

Negative #2A13853, 325617; 4"x5" slide #827; 35mm slide #1542.

Exhibition Note

10/16/1958 - 10/31/1958 "George Catlin." Kennedy Galleries.

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The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation provided support to make this finding aid available in ArchivesSpace (2016-2017).

Repository Details

Part of the Museum Archives at the Gottesman Research Library Repository

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