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Sih-Chida and Mahchsi-Karehde, Mandan Indians
Sih-Chida and Mahchsi-Karehde, Mandan Indians
CreatorBodmer, Karl, 1809-1893
TitleSih-Chida and Mahchsi-Karehde, Mandan Indians
DescriptionTableau 20. Portrait of Sih-Chida, "Yellow Feather" and Mahchsi-karehde, "Flying War Eagle". Sih-Chida, on the left, wears beaded hairbows with long strings of dentalium shells and beads. He wears a buffalo hide robe with large quilled rosettes, and an otter fur with fringed leather around his neck. His red "heal trailers" signify battle exploits and are made of otto fur lined with red cloth. Mahchsi-karehde, a member of the Soldier Society wears a painted robe with quilled rosettes, leggings and moccasins. He wears large shell or metal disc earrings and wolf tails on his heals which signify success in war. Both men wear hearbows and feather headdresses. Mahchsi-karehde wears a bearclaw necklace and carries an eagle-wing fan both which signify wealth and status.
Extent (Original)1 drawing; 55.5 x 44 cm
Format (Original)Aquatint
Languageeng; fre; ger;
Call NumberVAULT oversize Graff 4649 atlas
SourceKarl Bodmer's Illustrations to Prince Maximillian of Wied-Neuwied's Travels in the Interior of North America, 1832-34. In 1836 Maximilian commissioned Bodmer to create illustrations to accompany the text of his atlas documenting their travels. These illustrations include 81 plates of aquatints. VAULT oversize Graff 4649 atlas
Is Part OfEdward E. Ayer Art Collection (Newberry Library)
Coverage (Spatial)North America
Coverage (Temporal)19th century
Subject1Mandan Indians -- Portraits
Subject2Mandan Indians -- Clothing and dress
Subject4Indians in art
PublisherNewberry Library
Date Issued (Digital)2006-06-15
Extent (Digital)97.2 Mb
Medium (Digital)Image/tiff
RightsAll rights reserved by the Newberry Library. Permission to reproduce in any format must be requested in writing. Contact Photoduplication Department, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St., Chicago, IL 60610. Phone: 312-255-3566 E-mail:
CollectionAyer Art Digital Collection (Newberry Library)
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