Picture of a Cheyenne Woman

Published on March 11, 2013 by Amy

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Picture of a Cheyenne Woman
Picture of a Cheyenne Woman

An Illustrated History of Native Americans through a gallery of pictures and paintings.
Look at the picture of the Cheyenne Indian woman for a great insight into the clothing and ornaments worn by this tribe of Native American Indian.

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Picture of Cheyenne Native American – Description and Points of Interest

The name of the artist is George Catlin (1796-1872). The picture, depicting traditional dress, provides the opportunity to study the culture and clothing of this Native American Indian woman. The name of the Native Indian woman in the picture is Tís-se-wóona-tis, She Who Bathes Her Knees, Wife of the Chief, 1832, Cheyenne / Suhtai tribe. The picture of her raises different points of interest which increase knowledge and understanding of Native Indian tribes:

  • What materials have been used to make the clothes?
  • What ornaments or decorations are being worn?
  • What items or accessories is she holding?
  • What image does the picture convey?
  • The title we have given the picture reflects the name of the tribe, for ease of identification.
  • Description of the Picture

    The artist of this painting, George Catlin, wrote the following to accompany this picture:

    “The woman was comely, and beautifully dressed; her dress of the mountain-sheep skins, tastefully ornamented with quills and beads, and her hair plaited in large braids, that hung down on her breast.”

    The Manners, Customs and Conditions of the North American Indians (1832 – 1839)
    by George Catlin

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