Published on March 11, 2013 by Amy
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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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:
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