Tcha-tó-ga, Mad Buffalo, Murderer of Two White Men (Q20540192)

Label from: English (en)

artist: George Catlin (Q455133)
collection: Smithsonian American Art Museum (Q1192305)
location: Smithsonian American Art Museum (Q1192305)
country of origin: United States of America (Q30)
material used: oil paint (Q296955) canvas (Q4259259)
depicts: Indigenous peoples of the United States (Q49297) portrait (Q134307) blanket (Q5852)
instance of: painting (Q3305213)
Smithsonian American Art Museum ID: 4220

information from the Smithsonian American Art Museum catalog

description: According to George Catlin, Mad Buffalo, a member of the Osage tribe, “was tried and convicted for the murder of two white men during Adams's administration, and was afterwards pardoned, and still lives, though in disgrace in his tribe, as one whose life has been forfeited.” Catlin painted this portrait at Fort Gibson (in present-day Oklahoma) in 1834. (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 2, no. 38, 1841; reprint 1973)
keywords Ethnic – Indian – Osage

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