Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Stu-mick-o-súcks (Buffalo Bull's Back Fat) a Blood Chief

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Stu-mick-o-súcks (Buffalo Bull's Back Fat)[edit]

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Original – “I have this day been painting a portrait of the head chief of the [Blood tribe] … he is a good-looking and dignified Indian, about fifty years of age, and superbly dressed; whilst sitting for his picture he has been surrounded by his own braves and warriors and also gazed at by his enemies, the Crows and the Knisteneaux, Assinneboins and Ojibbeways; a number of distinguished personages of each of which tribes have laid all day around the sides of my room; reciting to each other the battles they have fought, and pointing to the scalp-locks, worn as proofs of their victories, and attached to the seams of their shirts and leggings." - George Catlin, 1832
Reason
High EV for a number of reasons. A historically and culturally important painting it shows traditional Blackfoot clothing/apparel such as the beaded buckskin shirt, hair roach, eagle feather, face paint, and beaded pipe. The painting shows a real Blood Indian chief (Bloods are one of three united tribes that make up the Blackfoot Confederacy) painted from life by George Catlin. George Catlin is famous for his from-life paintings of western American Indian tribes at a time before the settlement of the west and before Indians were confined to reservations. The Painting of Buffalo Bull's Back Fat is Catlin's most famous painting and widely considered to be his finest work.
Articles in which this image appears
Blackfoot Confederacy, George Catlin, Buffalo Bull's Back Fat
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Traditional
Creator
George Catlin
  • Support as nominator --MatGTAM (talk) 19:56, 20 October 2013 (UTC)
  • Support - Solid, and used in an article that is (essentially) about the work itself so EV is through the roof. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 14:54, 22 October 2013 (UTC)
  • Support per Chris. JKadavoor Jee 03:02, 23 October 2013 (UTC)
  • Support -- ТимофейЛееСуда. 22:27, 25 October 2013 (UTC)
  • Support -- High EV Dougie WII (talk) 09:04, 26 October 2013 (UTC)

Promoted File:George Catlin - Buffalo Bulls Back Fat - Smithsonian.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 20:27, 30 October 2013 (UTC)