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Shu-mac-hic-cie, or Painted Shirt, (painting)

Artist:
Stanley, John Mix
Subject:
Shu Mac Hic Cie
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1847
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 120
(Painted 1847.) One of the chief Cayuse Braves, and son of Te-lo-kikt, and one of the active murderers of the Mission family. After the massacre, this man was one who took a wife from the captive females--a young and beautiful girl of fourteen. In order to gain her quiet submission to his wishes, he threatened to take the life of her mother and younger sisters. Thus, in the power of savages, in a new and wild country, remote from civilization and all hope of restoration, she yielded herself to one whose hands were yet wet with the blood of an elder brother. During the negotiations for these captives, (by Chief-factor Ogden,) and subsequent to their delivery, this man spoke with much feeling of his attachment to his white wife, and urged that she should still live with him. He said he was a great warrior, possessed many horses and cattle, and would give them all to her or if she did not like to reside with his people, he would forsake his people, and make the country of her friends, the pale faces, his home. [Pp. 65-66.]
Portraits of North American Indians, with Sketches of Scenery, etc., painted by J.M. Stanley. Deposited with the Smithsonian Institution. Washington: Smithsonian Institution. December, 1852.
Topic:
Portrait male
Ethnic--Cayuse
Control number:
AECI 02960120
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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