Chief Little Wolf, Cheyenne

or
[Little Wolf]

Artist
Joseph Henry Sharp
Date
1906
Catalogue Number
419
Medium
oil on canvas
Inscriptions

LR: J.H.SHARP. 06.

Penciled on verso: "Little Wolf Great Cheyenne Chief 1906 Second in command of all Cheyenne in Custer Battle. Two Moons first Little Wolf was the brains and tactician of battle- His uncle, Little Wolf, George Bird Grinnell (authorative historian) thought him the greatest Indian Chief of all - The Government took him and followers to Oklahoma for safety - He did not like it there and struck out for his home in Montana - Gen'l Miles followed him for months, was outwitted and got home, and the Gov't let him stay - I only got one portrait of him and it is Hearst Collection in Smithsonian, Wash'tn."

 

Dimensions
20 3/4 x 14 7/8 in.
Credit Line
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK. Gift of the Thomas Gilcrease Foundation, 1955.
Accession Number
0137.458
Subjects
Cheyenne, Chief, portrait

The artist; Thomas Gilcrease, Tulsa, OK; The Thomas Gilcrease Foundation, 1955; present owner by gift