Medicine Painter: George Catlin on the Upper Missouri, 1832.  (Narrative: Page 7)

Red Thing That Touches in Marching. ŠUCDP 1997. University of Cincinnati Libraries.

Red Thing That Touches in Marching (Wi-looh-tah-eeh-tchah-ta-mah-nee) (Lakota (Teton)). Plate 94. Catlin. The Manners, Customs and Condition of the North American Indians. London, 1892. Archives & Rare Books Department, University Libraries, University of Cincinnati.

 

Sand Bar. ŠUCDP 1997. University of Cincinnati Libraries. Sand Bar (Tchon-su-mons-ka) (Lakota (Teton)). Plate 95. Catlin. The Manners, Customs and Condition of the North American Indians. London, 1892. Archives & Rare Books Department, University Libraries, University of Cincinnati.



At Fort Pierre, Catlin executed two of his more elegant portraits of women. Red Thing That Touches in Marching was the daughter of the Lakota Chief Black Rock. Sand Bar was the Dakota wife of the trader Francis A. Chardon. The dresses of both women are ornamented with brass buttons. The tattoo on the chin of Sand Bar is not characteristic of Dakota women, indicating that she might originally have been of another tribe, perhaps Ponca, Omaha, Wichita, or even Kiowa.

 
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