Picture of Dakota Sioux Medicine Man - 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. The name of the Native Indian in the picture of the Dakota Sioux Medicine Man Indian is Tóh-to-wah-kón-da-pee, Blue Medicine, a Medicine Man of the Eastern Sioux/Dakota. The picture of him raises different points of interest which increase knowledge and understanding of Native Indian tribes:
- What materials have been used to make the clothes / headdress?
- What ornaments or decorations are being worn?
- What items or accessories is he holding?
- What image does the picture convey? Intimidating or friendly?
- Can you identify the group or the region the Native Indian belongs to?
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, described this Indian as a noted doctor or medicine man:
“...with his medicine or mystery drum and rattle in his hands, his looking-glass on his breast, his rattle of antelope's hoofs, and drum of deer-skins.”
The Manners, Customs and Conditions of the North American Indians (1832 - 1839)
by George Catlin
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